Piccadilly Theatre London is one of West End’s oldest and largest public theatres. At the time of its construction, the theatre had a whopping 1400 seats in total, which eventually came down to 1193 due to extensive renovations. Initially, the Piccadilly Theatre operated as a cinema hall and made history by premiering the very first talking motion picture in London, The Singing Fool.
Constructed by Bertie Crewe and Edward A. Stone, the theatre’s simple exteriors do a marvelous job of hiding the extravagant Art Deco interior which was designed by Marc-Henri Levy and Gaston Laverdet. Pink, gold, and green are the dominant colours in the bars and foyer, giving the inside of the theatre a vibrant look. While the theatre has been used as everything from a cinema hall to a cabaret restaurant, it’s prominently known for having hosted some of the best plays and musicals in London, such as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Ragtime, A Streetcar Named Desire, Guys and Dolls, and Grease.
Address: 16 Denman St, Soho, London W1D 7DY, UK
Seating Capacity: 1193
Royal Circle: 308
Grand Circle: 336
Seating Chart: Check out the Piccadilly Theatre London Seating Plan here.
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The main foyer can be reached by taking 1 step up from street level. For disabled patrons, a step-free access is also available from Sherwood Street. This entrance also has ramp access to the Royal Circle. From the foyer the Stalls are 15 steps down, with 28 steps up to the Royal Circle and 70 up to the Grand Circle.
There are 3 slots available for wheelchair users per performance, all located in the Royal Circle. There is one wheelchair space in Row A, and two in Box C (with companion seats), all located on the left hand side of the auditorium.
Assistive Listening System: The auditorium has a Sennheiser MobileConnect WiFi sound amplification system installed. MobileConnect uses WiFi to provide clear and high quality audio to a smart device, either through headphones or a necklace for hearing aid users.
Bar: The Stalls Bar is located 22 steps down from the Foyer, while the Royal Circle Bar is 26 steps up from the Foyer. There’s a bar in the Grand Circle section as well which is located 70 steps up. Since all bars have limited seating, plan your intermission break accordingly.
Booster cushions: A small number of booster cushions are available to borrow.
Cloakroom: The theatre is equipped with a cloakroom where you can keep your large items, if any, for the duration of the show.
Guide dogs: To make the experience all comfortable as possible for all patrons, guide, hearing and other working dogs are allowed in the theatre.
Toilets: Women's toilets are 8 steps down from the Stalls and the men's off the Stalls bar is also a further 8 steps. For disabled patrons, there is a toilet next to Box C and the accessible area in the front of the Royal Circle.
- If you need extra legroom with your seat, book your tickets in the aisle seats or Row P in the Stalls as these have the most legroom.
- In the Royal Circle, Box A and C are classified as restricted view. Avoid booking these seats if the view offered is important to you.
- Hot food is not allowed inside the auditorium and drinks and snacks can only be carried in plastic containers. If you don’t finish your drinks at the bar, please transfer them into plastic cups before taking them to the auditorium.
Tube: The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines).
Bus: Buses to Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue – 9, 14, 19, 22, 38
Buses to Regent Street – 3, 6, 12, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453, C2
Restaurants near Piccadilly Theatre London
1. Jamie's Italian Piccadilly: This celebrity chef's relaxed Italian chain offers a rustic menu and a delectable antipasti bar.
2. Brasserie Zédel: Experience class at this grand French art deco restaurant with classic brasserie dishes and choucroutes in a 1930s building.
3. SHORYU RAMEN Soho: Visit this chic noodle restaurant for delicious ramen dishes and sake, with an expert sommelier.
4. Mash: This posh and upmarket basement room with a wine wall, serves prime cuts of matured beef and grilled fish dishes.
5. Taro: Simple Japanese ramen, sushi and noodles served at communal tables in a bright, airy dining space.
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Where is Piccadilly Theatre, London located?
16 Denman St, London W1D 7DY, United Kingdom
What is the seating capacity of Piccadilly Theatre, London?
Does Piccadilly Theatre, London have accessible seating?
The Piccadilly Theatre main entrance is situated on Denman Street, through double doors. A drop-off point is located down a side street next to the theatre. An accessible entrance is available at the side of the building on Sherwood Street, leading directly to the Royal Circle seating.
What are the facilities available at Piccadilly Theatre, London?
Air Conditioning: The Piccadilly theatre has an 'air cooling' system in place.
Food & Drink: Snacks and drinks in plastic containers are allowed in the auditorium, however hot food is prohibited. Drinks purchased from the bar must be transferred into plastic cups if they are being taken inside the auditorium.
Which is the nearest tube station to Piccadilly Theatre, London?
Charing Cross Station is the closest rail station to the theatre, approximately 15-20 minutes away. On exiting the station, turn left toward Trafalgar Square and continue toward the National Gallery. As the road curves, follow Pall Mall onto Haymarket.