Shaftesbury Theatre

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210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H 8DP†
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Shaftesbury TheatreA large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular drama and musicals. The most notorious of these was Hair, infamous both for onstage nudity and an unfortunate ceiling collapse that terminated its near 2000 performance run. Fred and Adele Astaire made their UK debut here, in Stop Flirting. With other successful productions including Rent, Umoja, Tommy and Carousel, the Shaftesbury has a history of pleasing both audiences and critics alike.

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Memphis The MusicalMemphis The MusicalJoe DiPietro and David Bryan's musical, starring Beverley Knight, and set in Memphis during the 1950s. A young white disc jockey loves the black music he hears in the bars and clubs on Beale Street, and endeavours to forge a new white audience on his radio show. He also falls in love with a black singer.9th October 2014Saturday 3rd January 2015 Where:
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210† Shaftesbury Avenue† † † WC2H 8DP
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Memphis The Musical
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES9th October 2014 to 3rd January 2015
Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's musical, starring Beverley Knight, and set in Memphis during the 1950s. A young white disc jockey loves the black music he hears in the bars and clubs on Beale Street, and endeavours to forge a new white audience on his radio show. He also falls in love with a black singer.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Covent Garden Tube Station
5 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
12 minutes walk
Euston Railway Station
17 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

Holborn NCP
1 minutes walk
Drury Lane NCP
3 minutes walk

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Hotels near Shaftesbury Theatre

Near Shaftesbury Theatre
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £108† 29% off
9-13 Bloomsbury Street, WC1B | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Near to the British Museum, this Edwardian hotel is something of a Bloomsbury landmark. Relaunched in January 2009 following a '25million makeover, each of the 174 ... More
Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £76† 24% off
Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
The Bloomsbury Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £175† 34% off
16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
A smart, fashionably furnished yet traditional hotel in the centre of town with first-class service, The Bloomsbury Hotel is great value for money among the capital's ... More
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Alternative Theatres nearest Shaftesbury Theatre

Nearest to Shaftesbury Theatre
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New London Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
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Dominion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
268 Tottenham Court Road, Bloomsbury, London W1T | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Huge, but now slightly shabby, theatre which plays host to big, rocking musicals. The Dominion has a huge stage and hundreds of seats - on a ... More
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Phoenix Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is a curious mix of classical theatre architecture and the Art Deco style. The columns and arches of the Phoenix ... More
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Entertainment near Shaftesbury Theatre

Near Shaftesbury Theatre
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The Hospital Club
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
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Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
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Ray's Jazz At Foyles
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Jazz up your afternoon coffee break with a trip to Ray‚€™s shop and caf√© on the first floor of Foyles‚€™ bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
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Events near Shaftesbury Theatre

Near Shaftesbury 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 | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury 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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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 9 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
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The Scottsboro Boys
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 4th October 2014 to 21st February 2015
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 9 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for a new life. Following a sold ...More
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Sights and Attractions near Shaftesbury Theatre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Shaftesbury Theatre
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The Cartoon Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
35 Little Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Combining art with humour, this addition to London's museum-cum-gallery scene is refreshingly vibrant. From political cartoons of Thatcher, Brown, Bush and Blair to rare originals on ... More
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
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British Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
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Shopping near Shaftesbury Theatre

The best shops and markets near Shaftesbury Theatre
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James Smith & Sons
London > Shopping > Specialists
53 New Oxford Street, Covent Garden, London WC1A | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
James Smith & Sons is an historic Victorian family business specialising in umbrellas, walking sticks and canes. Commonly known as "the Umbrella Shop", this immaculately presented ... More
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Aveda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
174-177 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
Environmentally conscious hair and make-up brand with 'lifestyle' stores like this one in High Holborn - where there's even a herb garden on the roof terrace. ... More
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Arthur Beale
London > Shopping > Sporting Goods
194 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
Trading for over one hundred years, Arthur Beale is a long-standing specialist shop in London but it's also something of an anomaly: the last place you'd ... More
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Restaurants near Shaftesbury Theatre

What are the best dining options near Shaftesbury Theatre London?
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Naru Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
230 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
Korean Cuisine... More
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Le Pain Quotidien
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
174 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
... More
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Konaki
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
5 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
Greek cuisine ... More
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Education near Shaftesbury Theatre

Near Shaftesbury Theatre
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 1 minute from Shaftesbury 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
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 9 minutes from Shaftesbury 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 Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury 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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
London > Leisure > Activities
Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
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Pubs near Shaftesbury Theatre

The best pubs near London Shaftesbury Theatre.
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, WC2B | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Princess Louise
London > Nightlife > Pubs
208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 5 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
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Nightlife near Shaftesbury Theatre

Shaftesbury Theatre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
The second of two bars in The Savoy, the Beaufort Bar is a glamorous affair. The bar continues the hotel's Art Deco theme with plush black ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Detroit Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
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Meeting venue hire near Shaftesbury Theatre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Shaftesbury Theatre.
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The Congress Centre
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 2 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
British Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
If you wanted to thoroughly explore the British Museum, it would take months, if not years. Over seven millions objects from all over the world are ... More
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Imagination Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Crescent, 25 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E | 6 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
... More

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