The Shaftesbury Theatre is a prime example of last but not least. The final theatre to be constructed along Shaftesbury Avenue, it stands on the corner like a gleaming temple of theatrical prominence.
Built in 1911, the Edwardian style of the theatre will leave you in awe. Absorb all the intricate details of the walls as you’re waiting outside and look up where you’ll spot the bell tower standing mighty over the London streets.
Whenever you come to the theatre, you’ll always spot the unmistakable modern flare of the 21st century. Whether it’s the sparkling pink banner of &Juliet or the gleaming gold M of Motown, the heart of Shaftesbury Theatre beats all things entertainment and is guaranteed to be a day out everyone enjoys.
Musicals that get your toes tapping
The theatre originally opened with a performance of The Three Musketeers and has since been the location for shows lighting up the West End. Saying that musical theatre is the soul of the Shaftesbury would not be wrong.
It’s a surprise the seats get any use at all when the likes of Hairspray and Daddy Cool have all been performed on stage. When the music starts, it’s impossible not to feel the twitch in your toes, fingers tapping along to the beat and an insatiable urge to jump up and start wiggling those hips.
Whether it’s pop smash hits that take your fancy or the music of cinematic masterpieces, the theatre was studiously designed so that sat in the Stalls, Royal Circle or Grand Circle, you’ll never miss a moment of the performance on stage. W
hen ABBA MANIA is on, it’s hard to think you’ll be doing anything but spinning around and singing along, but when a sit down is needed just so you can catch your breath, you’ll be able to revel in the spectacle taking place on stage with great views.
Music and more
The theatre has also been the venue of sensational performances like The Illusionists - a magical phenomenon that captivated audiences' imaginations. The Shaftesbury welcomes performances everyone is bound to enjoy. It’ll only be a matter of time before you’re checking when you’re free again.
You’ll be dancing off the tube all the way to the entrance as getting to the Shaftesbury is simple. A short walk from either Tottenham Court Road, Holborn or Covent Garden Underground Station, you’ll be there in no time and waving your ticket in the air in excitement, ready for a night you won’t soon forget.