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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 Coriolanus

Audition details

  • Thu 21st Jan, 15:15–18:15, Random Location 23
  • Wed 13th Jan, 12:30–14:30, Random Location 18
  • Fri 22nd Jan, 16:30–19:30, Random Location 44

Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 29th Jan 2021 00:00 for more details.

Technical roles for The Visit

We are looking for: Costume Designer 

    Contact Random Contact 52 before 9th Feb 2021 23:33 for more details.

    Auditions for Carousel

    Audition details

    • Fri 22nd Jan, 15:00–17:00, Random Location 4
    • Sun 24th Jan, 11:45–14:45, Random Location 1

    Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 29th Jan 2021 00:00 for more details.

    Designer roles for Carousel

    We are looking for: Production Designer

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      Designer roles for The Fantasticks

      We are looking for: Supreme Artistic Overlord, Set Designer , Publicity Designer , Artistic Director 

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        Technical roles for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

        We are looking for: Camera Operator 

          Contact Random Contact 55 before 14th Feb 2021 23:33 for more details.

          Auditions for The Government Inspector

          Audition details

          • Sat 23rd Jan, 10:30–12:30, Random Location 38
          • Sun 10th Jan, 12:45–15:45, Random Location 33
          • Tue 19th Jan, 11:00–14:00, Random Location 19

          Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 29th Jan 2021 00:00 for more details.

          Technical roles for The Government Inspector

          We are looking for: Lighting Designer , Producer , Camera Operator 

            Contact Random Contact 42 before 15th Mar 2021 23:33 for more details.

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            Past shows

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