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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:
Technical roles for Into the Woods

We are looking for: Set Designer , Costume Designer , Publicist , Production Manager , Technical Director , Stage Manager , Deputy Stage Manager 

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    Auditions for Pippin

    Audition details

    • Wed 12th May, 17:45–21:45, Random Location 8

    Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 28th May 2021 01:00 for more details.

    Designer roles for Pippin

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

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      Designer roles for The Merry Wives of Windsor

      We are looking for: Supreme Artistic Overlord, Production Designer

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        Auditions for Jersey Boys

        Audition details

        • Thu 20th May, 18:15–22:15, Random Location 18
        • Tue 11th May, 13:15–16:15, Random Location 9
        • Sat 22nd May, 11:15–14:15, Random Location 28

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        Designer roles for Jersey Boys

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

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          Auditions for The Scarlet Pimpernel

          Audition details

          • Tue 11th May, 11:00–14:00, Random Location 27
          • Sun 9th May, 20:30–22:30, Random Location 19
          • Wed 12th May, 14:00–16:00, Random Location 41

          Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 28th May 2021 01:00 for more details.

          Designer roles for The Scarlet Pimpernel

          We are looking for: Production Designer, Set Designer , Publicity Designer 

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            Auditions for King Lear

            Audition details

            • Thu 20th May, 12:15–16:15, Random Location 28
            • Fri 21st May, 14:30–17:30, Random Location 31

            Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 28th May 2021 01:00 for more details.

            Auditions for The Drowsy Chaperone

            Audition details

            • Sun 16th May, 15:00–18:00, Random Location 35
            • Thu 13th May, 12:30–16:30, Random Location 22
            • Tue 18th May, 18:15–20:15, Random Location 28

            Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 28th May 2021 01:00 for more details.

            Gielgud Theatre 18:28 on 12th May Twitter

            Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing Three Men in St John's.


            Gielgud Theatre 02:19 on 11th May Facebook

            Gielgud Theatre is excited to announce Pirates of Cindies.


            Gielgud Theatre 14:36 on 10th May Twitter

            Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre has a really very long post. Rehersals are well underway for our very exciting new show. We're sure you'll want to hear all about it, and maybe come see it! So anyway our latest show is Pirates of the Van of Life.


            Gielgud Theatre 02:37 on 9th May Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing The Merchant of Addenbrooke's.


            Gielgud Theatre 22:35 on 7th May Twitter

            Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing The Merchant of the Van of Life.


            Gielgud Theatre 02:35 on 5th May Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre is excited to announce The End of Addenbrooke's.


            Gielgud Theatre 10:22 on 3rd May Twitter

            Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing Who's Afraid of Week 5.


            Gielgud Theatre 22:52 on 1st May Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing Surviving St John's.


            Gielgud Theatre 06:12 on 30th April Facebook

            Gielgud Theatre is excited to announce Surviving Oxford.


            Shows

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            • Sun 9 Jan
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            • Sat 15 Jan
            • Sun 13 Mar
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            • Sun 27 Mar
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            • Fri 1 Apr
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            • Sat 9 Apr

            Past shows

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