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The Gielgud Theatre

Located in the heart of London’s West End, the Gielgud Theatre has hosted many award-winning performances throughout its long history.

Built in the Louis XVI style by master architect W.G.R Sprague, the Gielgud Theatre displays lots of gold and many unique features throughout the foyer and auditorium, with many visitors equally interested in the architecture and the performance.

Known as The Globe for much of its existence, the theatre was renamed in 1994 in recognition of the lengthy career of renowned actor and director, John Gielgud.

What’s it all about?

The Gielgud Theatre is widely-regarded as one of the finest theatres in London’s West End and has played host to many critically acclaimed shows throughout its 100+ year history.

Andrew Lloyd-Webber has enjoyed success with many of his productions at the Gielgud Theatre, with his adaptation of Daisy Pulls It Off running for a theatre-record 1,180 shows.

What can I expect to see?

The Gielgud Theatre has served as the launchpad for the careers of many household names, as well as hosting performances from heavyweights of the show business industry.

Dame Edna Everage, Judi Dench, Patrick Stewart and Rachel Weisz have all taken to the stage here, performing in a wide variety of plays, comedies, satirical and musical productions.

Where is the Gielgud Theatre located?

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

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

How do I get there from the Crescent Hotel?

It takes around 25 minutes to reach the Gielgud Theatre from the Crescent Hotel.

As you head out of the hotel, head towards Russell Square via Marchmont Street. Take Montague Street, Great Russell Street and Bloomsbury Street, before turning right onto Shaftesbury Avenue and continuing for approximately half a mile. As you reach the crossroads between Shaftesbury Avenue and Rupert Street, the Gielgud Theatre will be on your right.