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.
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue
Transport / Accessibility
Nearest Underground: Piccadilly Circus
Nearest Rail: Charing Cross
Bus Routes: 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159
Wheelchair Access: Yes