Gielgud Theatre

Designed by W G R Sprague, this classical Edwardian domed theatre was opened in December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre in honour of actor, manager and playwright Seymour Hicks. In 1909 it was renamed the Globe Theatre.

In 1995, prior to the opening of Sam Wanamaker's new Globe Theatre on the South Bank, it was given its present name in honour of Sir John Gielgud who first appeared here in 1939 as director and star of The Importance Of Being Earnest.

The theatre is currently owned by Really Useful Theatres.

Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue

Location map

Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159
Wheelchair Access: Yes

What's on at the Gielgud Theatre

  • Upstart Crow Booking from 24th Feb 2020 until 25th Apr 2020 Full details
  • To Kill A Mockingbird Booking from 1st Jul 2020 until 3rd Sep 2020 Full details
  • Pass Over Booking from 20th Feb 2020 until 21st Mar 2020 Full details
  • The Sunset Limited Booking from 20th Feb 2020 until 29th Feb 2020 Full details
  • The Importance of Being Earnest Booking from 20th Feb 2020 until 29th Feb 2020 Full details
  • The Great Gatsby - Immersive London Booking from 23rd Feb 2020 until 26th Jul 2020 Full details
  • Warped Sacrifice Booking from 3rd Mar 2020 until 3rd Mar 2020 Full details
  • Guy: A New Musical Booking from 4th Mar 2020 until 7th Mar 2020 Full details
  • Honest Amy Booking from 24th Mar 2020 until 11th Apr 2020 Full details
  • A Museum in Baghdad Booking from 22nd Apr 2020 until 23rd May 2020 Full details
  • The Glee Club Booking from 4th Jun 2020 until 27th Jun 2020 Full details