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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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Motown The MusicalMotown The MusicalMotown The MusicalTelling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End in 2016, staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the nostalgic musical explores thr success of Gordy's record label and how he launched the careers of Diana Ros2017-01-21T14:30:00+00002017-10-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210  Shaftesbury Avenue      WC2H 8DP
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DATES  11th February 2016 to 28th October 2017
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West End in 2016, staged at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the nostalgic musical explores thr success of Gordy's record label and how he launched the careers of Diana Ros... More about this event
 
 

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12 minutes walk
 
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17 minutes walk
 
 
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £93  36% 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 £79  34% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £74  41% off
97 Great Russell Street, WC1B | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Conforming to the Radisson Blu Edwardian brand of mixing designer décor with designer locations, the Kenilworth has everything you'd expect from this established chain. 50 metres ... More
 
 
 
 
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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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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 café on the first floor of Foyles' bookshop on Charing Cross Road. The ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 6 minutes from Shaftesbury 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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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 28th May 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, Drury Lane, WC2B | 3 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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The Girls
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th January to 22nd April 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Based on the true story, film and award-winning play Calendar Girls, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, The Girls, opens at the Phoenix Theatre ...More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 10th September 2017
Shaftesbury Theatre, Catherine Street, WC2B | 8 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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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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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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Naru Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Korean restaurants
230 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London 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
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Ippudo
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
Central Saint Giles, Covent Garden, London W2CH | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
Across 120 restaurants in nine different countries, Ippudo was serving 40,000 bowls of ramen each day - and that was before they even opened this flagship ... More
 
 
 
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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 London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 8 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Hospital Club
London > Leisure > 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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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Polpo at Ape and Bird
London > Nightlife > Pubs
142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Shaftesbury Theatre
When Russell Norman, famed for Polpo and as The Restaurant Man on BBC2, opened his first pub in November 2013 it seemed ... More
 
 
 
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The London Cocktail Club - Shaftesbury Avenue
London > Nightlife > Bars
224a Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Shaftesbury Theatre
The London Cocktail Club is a members bar but - luckily for us - it's not a very exclusive one; it's free ... More
 
 
 
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The American Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London 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
 
 
 
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Beaufort Bar at The Savoy
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from Shaftesbury 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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Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
Royal Ballet: Woolf Works
Dance | Until 14th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

Wayne McGregor's critically acclaimed ballet triptych, his first full length ballet for The Royal Ballet, first performed here two years ...More

 
The Royal Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty
Dance | Until 14th March 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

The Sleeping Beauty holds a special place in The Royal Ballet's history - it was the first production at its ...More

Written on Skin
Written on Skin
Concerts | Until 30th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

Five years after its well received premiere at the 2012 Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 'Written on the Skin' George Benjamin's full-scale piece ...More

 
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

The Design Line
Exhibitions | Until 30th June 2017 

London Transport Museum 2 minutes walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

Take a tour of the new stations, art and public space on London's newest railway in this interactive exhibition....More

Bach Music To Baby Family Concert
Concerts | On 21st January 2017 

St Paul's Covent Garden 2 minutes walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

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The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 23rd September 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Shaftesbury Theatre

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 4th February 2017 

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An all-star cast which includes Katherine Parkinson (famous for The IT Crowd and Humans), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two ...More

 

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