From foot-stomping musicals like Burn the Floor and Rock of Ages, to classics like Hairspray, Fame, and Rent, as well as recent hit Motown: The Musical—the Shaftesbury Theatre has earned its stripes over the last two decades as one of the top theaters of London’s West End. The legendary theater has a history dating back to 1911, when it opened its doors as The Princes Theatre. It’s now a GradeII-listed building with a seating capacity of 1,400, and the largest independent theater in the West End.
Shaftesbury Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End, just a short stroll from Covent Garden. It is open daily, depending on show times.
Did you know? The first ever production at Shaftesbury Theatre was The Three Musketeers, which opened on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, 1911.