Queen's Theatre

 
 
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Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 6BA 
 
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The paradox of the Queen's Theatre, so ugly outside, so gorgeous within, is explained by a German bomb, which destroyed the faade and foyer in 1940. For almost twenty years, the theatre stood empty, before a reconstruction in 1959 created the current curve of concrete and brick. A photo in the foyer shows the theatre as it once looked, but if you want to see it in reality, the Gielgud Theatre is almost identical to the original design. The effect of stepping into the auditorium from such a bleak surround is truly magical, with the exquisite cream and gold colour scheme, and domed ceiling more than compensating for the errors of the reconstruction. A venue that has focused on short runs of high-quality dramas for much of its existence, the Queen's Theatre has been home to many of the greatest British actors, including Noel Coward's final stage appearances, Vanessa, Lynn and Jemma

 

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Les MiserablesLes MiserablesLes MiserablesJean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is ast18th April 2014Saturday 25th April 2015 Where:
Queen's Theatre,   Shaftesbury Avenue      W1D 6BA
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Les Miserables
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  1st January 2010 to 25th April 2015
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be an outcast. Only the saintly Bishop of Digne treats him kindly and Valjean, embittered by years of hardship, repays him by stealing some silver. Valjean is caught and brought back by police, and is ast... More about this event
 
 

LondonTown.com - Queen's Theatre Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
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
 
2 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hotels near Queen's Theatre

Near Queen's Theatre
The Groucho Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £188  39% off
45 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Queen's 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
 
 
 
W London Leicester Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £191  30% off
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's Theatre
On the site of the landmark Swiss Centre, the W London - Leicester Square Hotel has given Leicester Square a landmark building to be proud of ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  21% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Queen's 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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Alternative Theatres nearest Queen's Theatre

Nearest to Queen's Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's Theatre
From 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 ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 3 minutes from Queen's 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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Entertainment near Queen's Theatre

Near Queen's Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Queen's 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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Events near Queen's Theatre

Near Queen's Theatre
Uncle Vanya
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd April to 3rd May 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Queen's Theatre
Last year saw London stage four revivals of Anton Checkov's Uncle Vanya and now 2014 welcomes another. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky transfers his ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Weir
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 16th January to 19th April 2014
Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Queen's Theatre
Conor McPherson's drama transfers to London's West End in January 2014 following a hugely successful run at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. McPherson's The Weir ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pajama Game
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd May to 13th September 2014
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 8 minutes from Queen's Theatre
Chichester Festival Theatre has a happy knack of bringing first class musical revivals to the West End - with 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Sweeney ...More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Queen's Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Queen's Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 3 minutes from Queen's Theatre
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Queen's Theatre

The best shops and markets near Queen's Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I Camisa & Son
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's Theatre
This small, family-run Italian delicatessen and grocers in Soho is a favourite with local workers and has a strong native following. In fact, you're bound to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's 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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Restaurants near Queen's Theatre

What are the best dining options near Queen's Theatre London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Brewed Boy
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Spuntino
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
61 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D7PJ | 1 minute from Queen's Theatre
The creators of the highly popular Polpo and Polpetto have brought a third establishment to the London restaurant scene. Russell Norman and Richard Beatty introduce Spuntino, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snog
London > Restaurants > Ice Cream Parlour
9 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F0RG | 1 minute from Queen's Theatre
We love snog - it's got it all, great look, great yogurt (organic and fat -free) and tempting toppings (certainly not fat-free, but delicious). The shops ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Queen's Theatre

Near Queen's Theatre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from Queen's Theatre
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, W1U | 13 minutes from Queen's Theatre
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 14 minutes from Queen's Theatre
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Queen's Theatre
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Queen's Theatre

The best pubs near London Queen's Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Queen's Theatre
... More
 
 
 
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Nightlife near Queen's Theatre

Queen's Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Madame Jojo's
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Camp
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Queen's Theatre
This once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Queen's Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Queen's Theatre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 4 minutes from Queen's 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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Queen's 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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Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 25th April 2015 

Queen's Theatre

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

 
Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit
Theatre | Until 7th June 2014 

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

Angela Lansbury plays the clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Michael Blakemore's production of Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward's comedy, appearing on the ...More

 
Therapy
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th May 2014 

The Shadow Lounge W1F 0RF W1D 6BA - 0 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

DJs Miswhite and Paul Heron spin chart and pop....More

The Good Foot
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th June 2014 

Madame Jojo's 1 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

DJ Snowboy plays R&B, funk and soul from the 1960s and 1970s....More

Fabulous Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 27th June 2014 

Escape Soho 1 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

DJs Robby D and Matt Boland spin disco, retro and pop....More

Magic Night
Theatre | On 18th April 2014 

Madame Jojo's 1 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

An exciting evening full of card-throwing ninja's and double, trouble trick artists....More

Let the Right One In
Let the Right One In
Theatre | Until 27th September 2014 

Apollo Theatre 1 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

The stage version of cult film Let the Right One In transfers from the Royal Court to the Apollo this ...More

 
W1Freedom
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 30th May 2014 

Freedom Bar 1 minute walk from Queen's Theatre

DJ Dan Stone supplies house and dance anthems....More

Where's Wally
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st May 2014 

Bar Rumba 2 minutes walk from Queen's Theatre

Resident DJs play chart hits, pop, R&B and dance....More

Comedy Carnival
Comedy | On 18th April 2014 

Bar Rumba 2 minutes walk from Queen's Theatre

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