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Phoenix Theatre

Charing Cross RD, London, UK WC2H 0JP

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Nearest Tube Station Tube Station: Tottenham Court Road (100m) Leicester Square (130m)
Parking Parking: MasterPark at China Town. NCP at Great Russell Street.
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Guide Dogs Guide Dogs:

Guide dogs are welcome but are not permitted inside the auditorium. Staff are available to look after dogs in the staff room.

Sound Amplification Infra-Red:

The Ambassador Theatre Group is now offering state-of-the-art Sennheiser infra-red listening systems in our venues.

Disabled Wheelchair Access Disabled Access:

Please ask a member of staff to open the side entrance on Flitcroft Street, to the left of the box office. Parallel ramp up to the left-hand side of the Dress Circle. Space for 1 wheelchair user and a companion in Box C. Sideways view of the stage (with 30% restriction on view), over a low parapet. Transfer seating available to A27 and 28. Each wheelchair user must bring a non disabled companion.

Toilets Toilets:

Adapted toilet behind Box C in the Dress Circle. There are 2 slightly awkward turns.

Steps Steps:

11 steps to the women's and men's off the Stalls. 15 steps up from the Dress Circle bar to women's and men's at this level, and further toilets at Upper Circle level.

Air Conditioning Air Conditioning: No
Venue Owner Owner: Ambassador Theatre Group

The Phoenix Theatre is a West End theatre in the London Borough of Camden, located on Charing Cross Road (at the corner with Flitcroft Street). The entrance is in Phoenix Street.

The theatre was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Berties Crew and Cecil Masey and is Grade II listed. It opened on 24 September 1930. The interior is Italianate in style.

The first production with the premiere of Private Lives by Noel Coward. Coward appeared in the play, as well as Adrienne Allen, Gertrude Lawrence and a then young Laurence Olivier. Coward returned to the theatre with Tonight at 8.30 in 1936 and Quadrille in 1952.

The Phoenix has had a number of successful plays including John Gielgud's Love for Love during the Second World War. Harlequinade and The Browning Version, two plays by Terence Rattigan, opened on 8 September 1948 at the theatre.

In the mid 1950s, Paul Scofield and Peter Brook appeared at the theatre. In 1968, a musical version of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales opened and ran for around two thousand performances. Night and Day, a 1978 play by Tom Stoppard, ran for two years.

The theatre has hosted many musicals in the 1980s and 90s, including The Baker's Wife by Stephen Schwarz, directed by Trevor Nunn, and Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim, starring Julia McKenzie. There were also a number of plays by Shakespeare.

The current production is Blood Brothers, a 1982 Willy Russell musical. This transferred from the Albery Theatre in 1991. It is the longest running production at the theatre.