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Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, Off Kingsway London WC2A 2HT

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Holborn (250m) Temple (300m)
Parking Parking: 1 bay for blue badge holders in Portugal Street. On-street parking around Lincoln’s Inn Fields after 6.30pm. 24-hour car park at Parker Street.
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium and staff available to dog-sit if needed.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

Infra-red system.

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

No steps through the Admin. doorway on Kingsway - ask an usher to take you round. A portable ramp will be placed over 3 steps inside the entrance. Auditorium entrance along corridor and to left. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at back of Dress Circle. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored in AV room.

Toilets Toilets:

Men’s and women’s off the bars.

Steps Steps:

Main entrance is on Portugal Street. 4 steps to foyer through double doors opening outwards. Box Office straight ahead. 22 steps down then 7 up to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 44 steps to Stalls. Steps have handrails and highlights.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: No
Venue Owner Owner: London School of Economics

The Peacock Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Portugal Street, near Aldwych. The 999-seat house is owned by, and comprises part of the London School of Economics and Political Science campus, who utilise the theatre for lectures, public talks, conferences, political speeches and open days. The university has a long lease with Sadler's Wells with whom it has negotiated a deal to bring in commericial companies under the banner 'Sadler's Wells in the West End'. The venue often plays host to dance performances, conferences, ballet, pop concerts and award ceremonies. The stage is approximately 36 feet (11 m) by 33 feet (10 m).

Gibbon's Tennis Court became used as a theatre on this site in the 17th century. In 1911, the London Opera House opened on this site, becoming the National Theatre of England, three years later. Neither theatre was successful and the venture was sold, becoming the Stoll Theatre, in 1916.