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                                     Shaftesbury Theatre

Experience the magic of upcoming London Westend show Memphis The Musical at the magnificent Shaftesbury Theatre! The stunning theatre is situated at 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP. Positioned on Shaftesbury Avenue, the theatre is located at one of the most theatrical and busiest roads of the city. The area is home to some other theatres as well such as Apollo and Lyric.

If you are looking for some great time with your family and friends then Shaftesbury Avenue is a great place to go as there some of the finest and affordable bars and restaurants. Moreover, the major attractions such as Leicester Square and Covent Garden are positioned at a nearby distance. For those who are looking for some delicious cuisine can opt for Soho and Chinatown.

Shaftesbury Theatre is located at an accessible location and can be commuted via various modes of commutations such as tubes, buses, taxis or cars. The huge London Westend theatre has astounding occupancy of 1400 and spread all over three levels. You can enjoy panoramic view of the stage at the front of the rear section or towards the back side of the front section.

Shaftesbury Theatre seating is mainly categorized into three sections as Stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle. For the disabled patrons and their carers, concessions are offered by the theatre. Most of the theatre areas are equipped with induction loop and the main auditorium is equipped with infra-red system.

On the immensely famous Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Theatre was the last one to be constructed. In the year 1911, theatre was opened as New Prince’s Theatre and later renamed as Prince’s Theatre. The current occupancy is 1400, but its early days had seating around 2392. Thus, it was one of the largest in the capital city.

D’Oyly Carte Company was one of the significant aspects of the theatre during its initial decades and enjoyed huge success with some spectacular productions like Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas. It started in the year 1919 and went on all over 1920s. The show made its delightful comeback in the year 1942.

Shaftesbury Theatre has played some great shows like Diplomacy and the Rose of Persia, which starred theatre legend Basil Rathbone. Record label EMI bought the theatre in the year 1962 and renamed as Shaftesbury Theatre. The theatre ran some of the immensely popular Broadway hits such as Gentleman Prefer Blondes and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and the musical Hair with remarkable 1998 performances.

In the year 1974, theatre building was listed as Grade II following shows such as West Side Story, Follies and Rent.  Shaftesbury Theatre is running most of the musical nowadays such as Hairspray and Flashdance the Musical, Rock of Ages and now the upcoming The Pajama Game and Memphis The Musical!