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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.

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News

Gielgud Theatre 01:51 on 18th August Twitter

Gielgud Theatre wants you to buy tickets for Who's Afraid of Oxford.


Gielgud Theatre 20:05 on 14th August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre is excited to announce Angels in Cindies.


Gielgud Theatre 01:34 on 13th August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing Pirates of the Van of Life.


Gielgud Theatre 01:38 on 8th August Twitter

Gielgud Theatre wants you to buy tickets for Angels in Panto.


Gielgud Theatre 19:52 on 6th August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre wants you to buy tickets for Three Men in the Van of Life.


Gielgud Theatre 21:27 on 2nd August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre is excited to announce Surviving Amsterdam.


Gielgud Theatre 03:54 on 30th July 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 Cindies.


Gielgud Theatre 13:30 on 28th July 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 Surviving Amsterdam.


Gielgud Theatre 12:35 on 26th July Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Gielgud Theatre has some great news! We're performing Pirates of Panto.


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Past shows

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