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The Peacock Theatre, Bloomsbury

The Peacock Theatre, Bloomsbury certainly leads a double life. By day, it’s just another lecture hall for the London School of Economics. Looking from the outside in, it doesn’t appear to be the most glamorous of places, in the basement of an unassuming office building. But once inside, you’ll find a comfy seats, excellent sightlines and carefully designed attention to acoustics. Because by night, the Peacock Theatre transforms into a high-energy entertainment venue.

Here are some commonly asked questions about the Peacock Theatre, Bloomsbury.

What’s it all about?

Contemporary dance is the name of the game at the Peacock Theatre. The venue very much caters to dance performances, ballet, pop concerts and even award ceremonies on occasion. The Peacock Theatre is the ideal place to soak up modern contemporary dance culture. And some theatre history too. The current building sits on the old London Opera House built by Oscar Hammerstein (grandfather of the music theatre legend of the same name).

What can I expect to see?

All the latest that contemporary dance company Sadlers Wells has to offer. From Freestyle dance and Tango to Ballet, Hip-hop and even special appearances from the stars of Strictly Come Dancing. With such an interesting dance mix, there’s bound to be something for everyone to see and experience.

Where is the the Peacock Theatre located?

Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

We’ve included a Google Maps route to help guide you there. 

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel?

It’s just a 20-minute journey from the hotel to the Peacock Theatre. 

As you leave the Hotel, head right and onto Marchmont Street. Head down that road for approximately 5 minutes and when you read the end at Bernard Street, turn left and then right onto Russell Square. Head down Russell Square until it becomes Southampton Row and walk for approximately 15 minutes. There you should see the Peacock Theatre.