Shaftesbury Avenue is famous for its theatres. Known as 'the heart of London's West End theatre district', there must be something special about a place if it's going to make it along this street. And what a perfect example the Gielgud Theatre is of just that.
Standing at the cross-section of Rupert Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, the Gielgud Theatre has been putting on sensational performances for over 100 years.
Classic interior, original design, and one famous cat
After all that time, the theatre still retains much of its original design. Sitting down, waiting for the show to begin, you'll be surrounded by walls designed to look like pieces of art themselves.
Painted white and gold, the theatre has a very classical look, throwing you back to when it first opened. The striking red seats and curtains tie the whole place together creating a truly wonderful atmosphere.
It's no wonder Beerbohm the cat made the Gielgud his home. Who wouldn't want to strut across stage midperformance with hundreds of spectators cooing over you? And I don't think we even need to mention the belly rubs.
The Gielgud theatre has plenty of seating. With three tiers, wherever you're sat you'll never feel far from the stage. Watch from heights in the Grand Circle or get front row seats in the Stalls - whatever the case, make sure you get there early so you can take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the theatre itself before the show begins.
Sip champagne and enjoy the show
If you're after a truly memorable night out in the West End, why not treat yourself to the champagne or VIP package? With the bubbles flowing and premium seats included, what better way is there to watch the performance you came for?
So with excited chatter filling the room and lights slowly fading, the show is about to begin. With box office smash hits like Brewsters Millions and Company in the Gielgud catalog, you'll be sure when the curtains swing open and the performance begins, it's going to be a memorable one.
To Kill a Mockingbird will be making its home at the Gielgud Theatre for much of 2022 and is sure to be another remarkable production. There is nowhere more fitting for such an important and wonderfully told story.
A street food lunch before heading in
If you're arriving for the early showing then you're in for a treat.
Rupert Street Market runs right by the theatre from 11.30am - 2.30pm, Tuesday to Friday. Whether it's homemade falafel or the taste of New Orleans you're after, sit back and admire the outside of the theatre and fill your belly with some good food before making your way in.
See the very best of the West End and Broadway, as an all-star cast perform a thrilling tribute to the legendary Stephen Sondheim
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue,