Opened: 1881
Capacity: 836 (total area: 2,151m2)
History:

  • The Harold Pinter Theatre, which opened in 1881 as the Royal Comedy Theatre, is one of the best examples of the work of Thomas Verity and is Grade II listed.
  • The theatre has presented a host of successful shows from musical comedy to revues and plays. Maggie Smith made her West End debut at the theatre in 1956 and The Rocky Horror Show had its first West End season at the venue in 1979.
  • Since 2000, under the ownership of ATG, highlights have included The Misanthrope starring Keira Knightley and Damien Lewis, Boeing Boeing with Mark Rylance and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.
  • In 2011, the theatre was renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre. Many of Pinter’s plays have been presented at the venue including Betrayal, Old Times starring Kristin Scott Thomas, The Caretaker starring Michael Gambon and No Man’s Land starring Paul Eddington and the author himself.

Harold Pinter Theatre (formally the Comedy Theatre), Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

Contact: Rachael Lund, Theatre Manager

rachaellund@theambassadors.com
Stage Door 020 7321 5300

Rachel Lund - Harold Pinter

Parking / Transport Information

The nearest tube stations to the Harold Pinter Theatre are Piccadily Circus and Leicester Square.

For more information please visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/harold-pinter-theatre/information/

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