The 20th Century Theatre

 
 
ADDRESS
291 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2QA
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Theatre office open Weekdays 11:00 - 18:00 / Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
 

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The 20th Century TheatreSaved from being an obsolete eyesore, this impressive theatre is now a vibrant venue for art and photography exhibitions, private receptions, product and book launches, fashion shows, fashion sample sales and fairs. It's now a restored and liberated Grade II, listed landmark in trendy Notting Hill. It gets its name from its previous incarnation as a venue for amateur dramatics, employees of companies including Harrods, D. H. Evans and the BBC used to rehearse and perform here. But it wasn't just for the wannabes, Sir Laurence Olivier is among the notables who have graced the stage, making his professional debut here in 1925. The first ever production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome was also staged here in 1905. These days you're more likely to find models treading the boards with top designers like Christian Dior, Matthew Williamson and Alice Temperley opting to show their designs in this picturesque and historic hall.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Ladbroke Grove Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Notting Hill Gate Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Queen's Park Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Arthur Court NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
Bayswater Road NCP
 
13 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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