Formerly known as the Comedy Theatre, The Harold Pinter Theatre has hosted musical comedies, revival and experimental theatre and it's history includes hugely successful shows such as Savages starring Paul Scofield in 1973 and The Rocky Horror Show making its West End debut in 1979.
Disabled access is provided and they also have a bar area serving a variety of beers, wines, spirits and snacks.
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The Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street
St JamesLondonSW1Y 4DN
- +44 (0)20 7369 1731
Olivier-award winning "Sunny Afternoon" depicts 1960s British rock group The Kinks' history and music. Better appreciated by Brits who get the inside jokes, references and British rock music that did not fully penetrate American pop culture notwithstanding 1960s "British invasion" and Beatlemania. Good music, well executed, stage play and scene change could be better like Jersey Boys. Overall...more
Went and saw Sunny Afternoon and it was pretty fun.
As for the theatre, we sat in the Royal Circle clear at the back left. The left side of the stage and the jetty into the audience is obscured. Thankfully, not much was happening there.
The theatre is over 130 years old, so it has that historic and slighty shabby look that gives it charm. Like most theatres, it does not accommodate...more
Tucked away in Panton Street, between Leicester Square and Haymarket, a very cosy but labyrinth theatre. The tiny seating area in the Stalls were put to inventive use for the Sunny Afternoon show, about the Kinks, last night. I am assuming that, as I have never been to this theatre before, that the layout does not consists of a catwalk? The catwalk jutted out from middle of the stage into...more
- Very comfy seats, wider than most theaters so you're not right on top of the person next to you.
- Quick, easy ticket pickup at will-call, they didn't even need my confirmation number
- We were aisle-side but had an excellent few
- Beautiful historic interior
- Not enough restrooms for women, as usual in West End theaters, so the lines are very longmore
The Harold Pinter Theatre is definitely one of the cozier ones in London's West End. I watched Chimerica last night and it definitely lives up to the reviews of play of the year. The cast is absolutely brilliant and one of the very few plays where it keeps you engaged steadily throughout. Interesting use of this stage cube with projected photos that makes the scenes changes extremely...more