Wonder Guide – London’s Theatres

“Theatreland’ London’s main theatre district, contains more than forty venues and is located in and near the heart of the West End, Its hard to know where to look first. Here is our Wonder Guide to some of the top theatres in London. Many are architecturally impressive, and the largest feature grand neo-classical, Romanesque, or Victorian façades with luxurious, detailed interior design and decoration.

An extremely influential London theatre, the Young Vic has an international reputation for staging innovative, challenging work. Here, you can find global stars working alongside emerging artists to create vibrant pieces that often attract a younger audience.

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Soak up the magical atmosphere of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. Every summer in London, the award-winning open-air theatre offers a season of Shakespeare, comedy, drama and family theatre performed between the magical trees of Regent’s Park. It has a reputation for staging some of the best musicals in London.

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The Royal Opera House is one of the most important performing arts venues in London. It is home to The Royal Ballet and the orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Enjoy a wide range of world-class shows and to make it extra special you can take a backstage tour of this historic theatre.

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The Royal Court Theatre is Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre’s pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed – the New York Times described it as “the most important theatre in Europe”

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The Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge is the UK’s leading theatre dedicated to producing inspiring shows for young audiences. Let little ones enjoy an exciting programme of high-quality shows, aimed at introducing children and young people to the magic of theatre.

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Sadler’s Wells theatre in Islington is one of the world’s leading dance venues, bringing renowned international and British dance shows to London. Enjoy all forms of dance, including contemporary, circus, ballet, Bollywood, tap, tango, flamenco and much more.

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The National Theatre on London’s South Bank houses three auditoriums: the Olivier Theatre, Lyttleton Theatre and Dorfman Theatre. Experience a varied programme of shows, including Shakespeare and international classic drama, new plays and musicals. It is the home of many of London’s must-see shows, and also offers behind-the-scenes tours to visitors. 

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The Old Vic is an iconic theatre in Waterloo. The first home of the National Theatre, the venue has welcomed many of the world’s most acclaimed performers, from Laurence Olivier, Peggy Ashcroft and John Gielgud, to Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Peter O’Toole.

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