Phoenix Theatre

Opened: 1930
Capacity: 1,004 seats


  • The Phoenix was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott and Bertie Crewe. It opened in 1930 with the premiere of Noël Coward’s Private Lives starring the author, Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Olivier.
  • Many star actors have appeared at the theatre including Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, John Gielgud, Dustin Hoffman, Derek Jacobi, Kenneth Branagh and Stephen Fry.
  • More recently the theatre has presented a number of successful musicals including, between 1991 and 2012, Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers which became the theatre’s longest-running show and was seen by over 5 million people.
  • The theatre is now home to The Girls, the story of Yorkshire’s own Calendar Girls brought to life through the music of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. .

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H OJP

Contact: Ross Williams, Theatre Manager
Stage Door 020 7438 9600

Parking / Transport Information

The nearest tube station to the Phoenix Theatre is Tottenham Court Road, which is approximately a 4 minute walk.

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