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Gielgud TheatreFrom the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The interior is also magnificent, with richly-decorated pillars supporting the boxes and lavish Baroque ornamentation. Built in 1906 and known as the Globe Theatre for most of the 20th century, it was renamed after the great actor Sir John Gielgud in 1994. For such an impressive theatre, it has had a surprisingly chequered production history, with few long-running shows and some notable flops, such as the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday. Still, there have been some high points in its history: many of Alan Ayckbourn's plays debuted at the Gielgud and the 1943 production of The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as being the definitive version of one of the great British comedies.

 

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeThe Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeThe Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-TimeThis stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' transferred to the West End enjoying a multi Olivier Award-winning run. Sweeping the board at the 2013 Oliviers, the play won seven of the eight awards for which i19th December 2014Saturday 23rd May 2015 Where:
Gielgud Theatre,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 6AR
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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
event > Theatre > Adaptations
DATES  24th June 2014 to 23rd May 2015
This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. Since then 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' transferred to the West End enjoying a multi Olivier Award-winning run. Sweeping the board at the 2013 Oliviers, the play won seven of the eight awards for which i... More about this event
 
 

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Brewer Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
45 Dean Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Formed in 1985, The Groucho Club is a private members club that's open to men and women. With accommodation available to its members, there are 20 ... More
 
 
 
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10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £101  22% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Thistle Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy the ... More
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Theatres have stood on this spot since 1884, perfectly placed to draw the attention of the great crowds moving between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square. The ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 10 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 10 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, W1F | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Gielgud Theatre
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Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Gerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
If spirits are your tipple then this is the place to go. Gerry’s stocks an extraordinary selection of wines and unusual spirits from liqueurs to schnapps, ... More
 
 
 
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Lina Stores
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
18 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
A wonderful old delicatessen offering all the traditional Italian basics as well as a superb selection of fresh pasta with different fillings and homemade sausages. There ... More
 
 
 
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Brewed Boy
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Brewed Boy - aka Rob Lockyear - spent eight years in Australia learning all about the coffee culture Down Under and has put all that know-how ... More
 
 
 
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Spuntino
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
61 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D7PJ | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
The third London restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, the creators of the highly popular Polpo which led to Polpetto, Mishkin's and Polpo at Ape ... More
 
 
 
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Snog
London > Restaurants > Ice Cream Parlour
9 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F0RG | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 10 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 13 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 5 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Gielgud Theatre

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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Nightlife near Gielgud Theatre

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Madame Jojo's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
This was once a sleazy Soho strip club, as the name suggests, and it really shows. Deep reds are the dominant colour, with mirrors, booths and velvet curtains creating ... More
 
 
 
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Comedy Camp
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Excellent, intimate bar with a mainly gay crowd in the middle of Soho, boasting the usual combination of expensive but superior cocktails and finger food, ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Gielgud Theatre.
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time
Theatre | Until 23rd May 2015 

Gielgud Theatre

This stage adaptation by Simon Stephens of Mark Haddon's hugely popular novel had a successful run at the National Theatre. ...More

 
Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 5th September 2015 

Queen's Theatre W1D 6BA W1D 6AR - 0 minute walk from Gielgud Theatre

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
Urinetown The Musical
Urinetown The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th January 2015 

Apollo Theatre 1 minute walk from Gielgud Theatre

After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo ...More

 
Lights of Soho presents God's Own Junkyard
Lights of Soho presents God's Own Junkyard
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

Lights Of Soho 1 minute walk from Gielgud Theatre

Before beloved neon artist Chris Bracey lost his battle against prostate cancer on 4th November 2014, he had planned to ...More

 
Naughty Or Nice
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th December 2014 

Bar Rumba 1 minute walk from Gielgud Theatre

DJs supply chart hits, party pop, R&B and commercial dance....More

Comedy Carnival
Comedy | On 19th December 2014 

Bar Rumba 1 minute walk from Gielgud Theatre

Stand-up from Pete Johanson, Pete Firman, Stefano Paolini, and Pete Jonas....More

Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 24th May 2015 

Cambridge Theatre 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

The Royal Shakespeare Company's musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at the Cambridge ...More

 
Jersey Boys
Jersey Boys
Theatre | Until 25th October 2015 

Piccadilly Theatre 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

Jersey Boys at the Piccadilly Theatre is the tale of four blue collar boys from the wrong side of the ...More

 
Nigel Price Quartet
Concerts | Until 18th December 2014 

Ronnie Scott's 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

The Surrey-based guitarist leads his ensemble, which includes saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos, in a performance of lively jazz-funk....More

Little Havana Featuring Kandela Mi Son
Concerts | Until 19th December 2014 

Floridita 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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Opened 28th November 2014 

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