The Harold Pinter Theatre


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 James
+44 (0)20 7369 1731
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 11 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Harold Pinter Theatre

3.0 out of 5 24 June 2016
by Robert W.

I've been to this theatre many times. It's one of my least favourite London theatres.

As much as I try to like this theatre, each time I come here it reinforces my dislike of the place. I've only ever sat in the stalls (orchastra). If your seated in the first few rows, you are fine. If you are sitting further back, its a pain. Behind row M, you might have a post obstructing your view of the...more

5.0 out of 5 16 June 2016
by Kate Y.

Went to see Sunny Afternoon here, great show for anyone to see not just Kinks fans. My cousins has been to see it about 15 times so I went on her recommendation. We're going again next month and hopefully in October. Anyway, the theatre is a neat little place with a great layout. Was sat in the dress circle with really good seats (row c), could clearly see the stage and get the feeling of the...more

3.0 out of 5 29 April 2016
by Samuel A.

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

3.0 out of 5 4 January 2015
by Jhenn S.

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

4.0 out of 5 13 December 2014
by Mei S.

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

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