Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre

Enjoy an evening at the theatre in London's West End

Opened in 1881, and formally known as the Royal Comedy Theatre, this place has seen plenty of successful plays and musicals in its 130-year history.

Located just off Trafalgar Square, an evening at the Harold Pinter Theatre can be the perfect end to a busy day of sightseeing or working in the city. On your way to the grade II listed theatre, why not pop in somewhere for a pre-show meal? There's plenty of cosy pubs or family-friendly restaurants where you can fill up on some delicious food.

With a range of performances on offer at the theatre, there's bound to be something you'll enjoy. Performances don't stay around for long though, so be quick to grab tickets if something catches your eye.

Your visit

We recommend arriving early, as the Moonlight Bar opens at 6 pm. Here, you can choose from a range of cocktails and other premium drinks to get your evening started.

If you're after something a little more exclusive, you could have a VIP experience in the Ambassadors Lounge, where you can either enjoy the Red Package or the Purple Package - both include a complimentary cloakroom and some fizz to sip. Relax in style before the performance begins.

When it's time to take your seats, head to the auditorium. The beautiful gold interior will take your breath away as you settle into your comfy seat. The theatre has a wealth of history and despite a major reconstruction in 1955, the auditorium is essentially still the 1881 original.

Maybe you've visited the theatre before?

You might be thinking about returning to the theatre, having watched one of their highly successful performances in the past.

From Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge to The Rocky Horror Show, there have been plenty of fantastic shows here. Previous theatre stars to have trodden the boards of the Harold Pinter Theatre include Maureen Lipman, Michael Gambon, Ewan Mcgregor, and Keira Knightley.

How to get here

As the theatre is in central London, it couldn't be easier to get to.

There are plenty of buses to catch from wherever you are in the city or you can jump on the tube. The closest underground stations to the theatre are Piccadilly Circus, which is a three-minute walk, and Leicester Square which is only a five-minute walk.

If you're driving, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland deal where you get 50% off your parking. Q-Park Leicester Square is only a one-minute walk, so you can be back in your car, thinking about your next trip to the theatre in no time.

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