One of the largest West End theatres, with over 2000 seats, the Dominion Theatre opened as a cinema in October 1929. Along with playing movies, the theatre also had a lot of live performances - some of the more popular names to have performed at the venue include Duran Duran, U2, and David Bowie. The Dominion Theatre is now part of the Nederlander Organization, which along with operating 9 theatres in Broadway, owns three theatres in West End (the other two being Aldwych Theatre and Adelphi Theatre).
It was almost demolished in 1991, but was saved by aggressive campaigning and has played host to musicals almost exclusively since – shows from Grease, to the record-breaking run of We Will Rock You, The Bodyguard, and was also home to the Broadway-transfer of An American in Paris. In July 2021, the theatre will host The Prince of Egypt.
Our Dominion Theatre London guide is designed to give you all the information you need to pick the best seats in the theatre.
Address: 268-269 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London W1T 7AQ, UK
Seating Capacity: 2075
Check out the Dominion Theatre London Seating Plan here.
Coming Soon At The Dominion Theatre
The Prince of Egypt
The Prince of Egypt, based on the acclaimed 1998 movie of the same name, is scheduled to run at the Dominion Theatre for a period of 32 weeks, starting February 2020. When the Dreamworks Animation film released over two decades ago, it turned out to be the highest grosser Non-disney animated film. The music and lyrics of the stage adaptation are being handled by Stephen Schwartz himself, reprising his role from the original. As one would expect, the Oscar-winning song 'When You Believe; will be featured on the show along with other favorites such as 'All I Ever Wanted', 'Through Heaven's Eyes', 'Deliver Us', and many more.
Fearing the orders of Pharaoh Seti to eradicate Hebrew boys from the society, a mother places her newborn child in a basket and sets him afloat on the Nile. The Pharaoh's wife, Queen Tuya adopts the infant and names him Moses. He grows up to be a prince oblivious to his actual parentage, alongside Ramses. Moses is not fond the treatment meted out to Hebrews by the Egyptians, however, he is unable to do much about it.
Eventually, Moses learns of his past and he condemns his father's attitude towards the Hebrews. In an unlikely incident, he accidentally pushes an Egyptian guard to his death while trying to save an elderly Hebrew slave. He runs away from the palace into the desert and while in exile, he decides that he needs to lead the way for Hebrews to attain their freedom. Watch the show to find out what follows.
The main foyer has step-free level access from the street through double doors. However, as the level does not have seating, it is advised that patrons contact door staff upon arrival to be guided to the seats.
Please note that due to the number of stairs, it is advised that patrons with limited mobility do not purchase tickets for the Circle section.
Assistive Listening System: You can ask a member of staff upon arrival for help. The Dominion Theatre has an infrared hearing system with two choices of receivers - headsets and neck loops.
Cloakroom: A cloakroom is available at the Circle Level, which opens 45 minutes before the performance. You will be charged £1 per item when you avail this.
Guide Dogs: The Dominion Theatre allows guide dogs in the theatre. In case you deem the sound too loud, the theatre staff is happy to look after your guide dog.
Toilets: Male and female toilets are located in the Stalls at the front and rear on each side, with the front left and rear right toilets have level access. There is also an accessible toilet in the Stall level. In the Circle level, the toilets are located at the centre and rear of the right hand side, and towards the centre of the left hand side.
Wheelchair: Wheelchair spaces are in the Stalls and must be booked in advance. The Nederlander Box has space for three wheelchairs, along with three companions, and accessible toilets. Stalls ZZ50, YY50, and XX50 can be removed to accommodate one wheelchair.
- Soft drinks are allowed only if in plastic bottles. Please note that glass bottles and alcohol purchased outside the venue are strictly not allowed inside the theatre.
- Snacks can be brought into the auditorium but please note that hot food will not be allowed inside.
- Dominion Theatre does not have air conditioning, but it does have an air cooler, so be sure to wear comfortable attire.
- For both The Prince of Egypt, children under the age of 5 will not be admitted into the theatre.
Tube: The nearest tube station is the Tottenham Court Road station (Central Line and Northern Line - Charing Cross).
Bus: 7, 10, 14, 24, 29, 134, and 242.
Restaurants near Dominion Theatre
1. VQ: This unique chain of restaurants is best known for its "Open 24/7" policy, making it perfect for your post-show meal. VQ also has vegetarian and gluten-free options.
2. Pomme de Pain: Wonderful baguettes, fluffy croissants, a delicious spread, and incredible service - what more could you need?
3. Wasabi Sushi: With authentic sushi, sashimi, California rolls, and other various Japanese dishes, Wasabi is perfect for a pre-show snack.
4. Flat Iron: One of London's favourite steakhouses, Flat Iron has a lovely atmosphere, polite staff, and most importantly, incredible steaks.
More West End Guides
For more West End information, here are some helpful quick links!