Charing Cross Theatre London
About the Charing Cross Theatre
The Charing Cross Theatre is located underneath The Arches near Charing Cross Station. With a seating capacity of 265, it is one of the smallest West End theatres and often stages revivals of lesser-known musicals and plays. Founded in 1936, the Charing Cross Theatre occupied several different sites in the surrounding area before relocating to its current site, which was formerly a Victorian music hall called The Player's Theatre.
In 2005 the theatre was refurbished and opened as The New Players Theatre with a production of the rarely revived Snoopy! The Musical. In 2011, the theatre was taken under the new management of Broadway producer Steven M. Levy and Sean Sweeney and was christened the Charing Cross Theatre. Notable productions include the UK premieres of Broadway musicals Violet and Amour, alongside well-received revivals of The Woman in White, Titanic and Ragtime.
The Charing Cross Theatre has retained a slice of its history by naming its popular in-house restaurant as the Players Bar & Kitchen. The theatre space is fully flexible and can be transformed from a traditional proscenium arch staging to a unique in-the-round experience, depending on the show.