Gielgud Theatre


The Gielgud Theatre is part of Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, which are one of the largest London theatre owners with a portfolio of seven theatres.

Delfont Mackintosh Theatres own and run the Prince Edward Theatre, the Queen’s Theatre, the Prince of Wales Theatre, refurbished in 2004 to recreate the glamour of the 1930’s, and the Novello Theatre which was renovated to celebrate its centenary in 2005.

We also own the Wyndham’s and the renamed Noel Coward Theatre with the Gielgud completing the portfolio in March 2006, major restoration of these three theatres has now been completed, demonstrating our commitment to the improvement and upgrading of all Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

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Venue Details & Map

Gielgud Theatre

33 Shaftesbury Avenue
0844 482 5130
Public transport:
Charing Cross (approx. 550m) Piccadilly Circus (approx. 250m)
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Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Accessible Communication Facilities
Hearing loop system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Staff disability awareness trained
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Access Inside Building Facilities
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Steps within building
Attraction Facilities
Catering Facilities
Event Facilities
Raked or tiered seating offered
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Gielgud Theatre

4.0 out of 5 7 September 2014
by Debbie H.

A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. Go, go, go! If you haven't seen this amazing play then you need to book tickets and go, go, go! We loved everything about it and really appreciated the usher coming to us at the interval to suggest we move to empty seats with a better view. Real customer service.

We had a great outing in a great London Theatre. Thank you all!more

5.0 out of 5 21 January 2014
by Gemma M.

Amazingly beautiful theatre located on Shaftesbury avenue. We were sat in the stalls area of the theatre. The only problem with this is that it's flat and the seats are aligned so if you happen to sit behind someone tall or with big hair your view will be slightly obscured. The seats were comfortable with plenty of leg room.

The inside is a bit of a maze, the toilets and bar are behind the...more

4.0 out of 5 17 January 2014
by Daniel P.

2 plays in week, I am a lucky man indeed. Unfortunately for this play, I went with very high expectations having been to the incredible Yelp goes to Charlie & the Chocolate Factory event the night before. A tough act to follow.

First, the theatre. Superbly placed on Shaftesbury Avenue, the home of the West End in my opinion, the Gielgud is another beautiful building with an exterior that...more

5.0 out of 5 28 December 2013
by Stephen H.

There really are moments when you feel like one of the luckier ones on the planet, and I felt that way this last weekend when I was here for Strangers on a Train. I sat in the Dress Circle and just took in the magnificence of the the theater. The chandelier at the very top of the theater rotates ever so slowly back and forth and gently lights up an interior that reminds you of what must have...more

5.0 out of 5 23 December 2013
by Mattie K.

I don't even know where to begin. I got the day tickets (at 10am at the box office as many theatres do) for £10 and was sitting in the front row. The entire ticket buying process was quick and simple, though you have to queue up fairly early (2 hours?) to get the seats before they sell out. The theatre itself is gorgeous and has all amenities - bar, bathroom, shop, etc. The ornate interior is...more

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