Map to Criterion Theatre
218-223 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1V 9LB
LocationThe Criterion Theatre is situated by the Eros statue in the heart of Piccadilly Circus, central to London’s West End. Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus are known for their excellent shopping, as is Oxford Street, which is very close by. Soho, Chinatown and Leicester Square are also short walks away, all providing a variety of restaurants and bars. Check www.tfl.gov.uk before you embark on your journey to the theatre.
RailCharing Cross Station is the closest rail station, and is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the theatre. Turn left out of the main entrance onto The Strand. At the large roundabout at the bottom of Trafalgar Square, take the third right onto Cockspur Street. When you reach Pall Mall, take a right onto Haymarket and walk to the end, which is at Piccadilly Circus. Turn left, and the theatre will be on your left, next to the Eros statue.
TubePiccadilly Circus is located a stone’s throw away from the Criterion Theatre, served by the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines. Leave the station via exit 5 or 6, and you will be outside the theatre.
Leicester Square tube station is also nearby, with the Northern and Bakerloo lines, and Embankment is also close, served by the Northern and Circle and District lines.
BusPiccadilly Circus and its immediate surroundings are served by many bus routes, including: 6, 12, 14, 19, 23, 38, 88, 94, 159, and 453. All bus routes come within a 10 minute walk of the Criterion Theatre.
CarThe Criterion Theatre is a participant of the Theatreland Q-Park scheme, which means that patrons are able to have their parking tickets validated for a 50% discount. The closest car park is Trafalgar Square, with price varying from £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours.
The theatre is in London’s Congestion Charge Zone, with a daily charge of £11.50 if you travel between 7am and 6pm. Criterion theatregoers are permitted to be dropped off on Haymarket or Regent Street St James; the area in front of the theatre is pedestrianised.