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Gielgud Theatre

The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, London, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels.
The theatre was designed by W.G.R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. The first play at the theatre was a hit musical called The Beauty of Bath co-written by Hicks. Another big success was A Waltz Dream in 1908. In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager of the theatre and renamed the house the Globe Theatre – a name that it retained for 85 years. Call It a Day opened in 1935 and ran for 509 performances, a long run for the slow inter-war years. There's a Girl in My Soup, opening in 1966, ran for almost three years, a record for the theatre that was not surpassed until Daisy Pulls It Off opened in April 1983 to run for 1,180 performances, the theatre's longest run. In 1987 Peter Shaffer's play Lettice and Lovage opened, starring Maggie Smith, and became a hit.
The Globe's theatre cat, named Beerbohm, became famous enough to receive a front page obituary in the theatrical publication, The Stage in 1995. Refurbished in 1987, the theatre has since presented several Alan Ayckbourn premieres, including 1990's Man of the Moment, as well as a notable revival of An Ideal Husband in 1992. During reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on the South Bank, in 1994 the theatre was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud. Another refurbishment was completed in 2008.

Get involved with shows at the Gielgud Theatre:
Auditions for Rent

Audition details

  • Wed 28th Oct, 13:45–15:45, Random Location 5
  • Sun 25th Oct, 11:15–13:15, Random Location 41

Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

Technical roles for Rent

We are looking for: * Director * Publicist * Technical Director * Lighting Designer * Master Carpenter * Publicity Designer * Producer * Costume Designer * Set Designer * Sound Designer

    Contact Random Contact 52 before 30th Nov 2020 13:32 for more details.

    Auditions for The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    Audition details

    • Fri 23rd Oct, 17:45–21:45, Random Location 17
    • Wed 21st Oct, 17:15–21:15, Random Location 7
    • Mon 26th Oct, 17:45–20:45, Random Location 20

    Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

    Technical roles for The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    We are looking for: * Lighting Designer * Sound Designer * Director * Set Designer * Costume Designer * Technical Director * Publicist * Producer

      Contact Random Contact 10 before 10th Nov 2020 13:32 for more details.

      Designer roles for The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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        Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

        Audition details

        • Fri 23rd Oct, 11:00–13:00, Random Location 32
        • Tue 27th Oct, 15:00–18:00, Random Location 4

        Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

        Designer roles for The Glass Menagerie

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          Designer roles for The Duchess of Malfi

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            Technical roles for The Scarlet Pimpernel

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              Designer roles for Tartuffe

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                Shows

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                Past shows

                See all the shows that have been performed here at the venue history page.