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Charing Cross Theatre London

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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.

Plan your visit

The Charing Cross Theatre auditorium opens around 30 minutes before the show starts. The Box Office opens from two hours before the start of the performance.
There is no specific dress code for the theatre. Patrons should wear attire that is comfortable and appropriate for the occasion.
Yes, the Charing Cross Theatre is fully air-conditioned.
There are no cloakroom facilities at the Charing Cross Theatre and patrons are encouraged not to bring large items to the theatre.
Security staff will be completing bag and ticket checks upon entry to the theatre, so patrons are encouraged to arrive early to allow plenty of time.
The Charing Cross Theatre is located just off Villiers Street, where there are many cafes and restaurants to grab something to eat before or after the show. L'ulivo is a popular choice due to its proximity to the theatre, serving tasty Italian classics. Alternatively, sample an American fast-food favourite with Five Guys, which is less than a five minute walk away.
The Amba Hotel is a luxury hotel located within the Charing Cross Station complex and less than a five-minute walk from the theatre. If you'd like to stay in central London for a lower price, try the Z Hotel Trafalgar Square, which is around a 10-minute walk from the theatre.
There has been a theatre and performance venue on the site of the Charing Cross Theatre since Victorian times. The current incarnation opened in 2011 after it was acquired by a producing duo with extensive Broadway and West End credits.

Help booking tickets

Tickets are held at the box office for collection on the day of your performance. Please ensure you bring your confirmation email and a form of ID.
The Charing Cross Theatre box office opens two hours before the start of each performance for in-person bookings and collection.
The Charing Cross Theatre box office can be contacted directly on 08444 930 650. Alternatively, email info@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk.
STAR (Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers) are the industry body that regulates the sale of London theatre tickets. When booking from a company you can check their ticket seller database to see if they are registered and conforming to STAR practices. When buying online, you should also check for the padlock in your browser URL bar to ensure the connection is secure.
The Charing Cross Theatre and the Players Bar & Kitchen are available for private hire. For full details of pricing and what the theatre can offer, please email manager@charingcrosstheatre.co.uk.
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