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Harold Pinter Theatre

6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN GB

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Do you love funny? If you want to catch Noel Coward’s delightful comedy play Blithe Spirit, it’s on stage at London’s Harold Pinter theatre from 16th September to 6th November 2021. Spooky goings on, classic Coward comedy and wonderfully sharp dialogue await you in this hugely popular production, a critically acclaimed version directed by Sir Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders as the eccentric Medium Madame Arcati. You won't want to miss this one!
  • Booking until: Saturday, 6 November 2021
  • Starring: Jennifer Saunders
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Four Quartets tickets Opens 20 Nov 2021 Opens 20 November 2021 Four Quartets
Four Quartets

Harold Pinter Theatre

Tickets from £65.50
Four Quartets is directed by Ralph Fiennes who will be joined by a remarkable creative team including Hildegard Bechtler (Designer) who won an Olivier Award for After the Dance at the National Theatre and received nominations for Top Hat and Oresteia; Tim Lutkin (Lighting), winner of an Olivier Award for Chimerica and Christopher Shutt (Sound), winner of a Tony Award for War Horse. The Assistant Director is Eva Sampson and the Movement Director is Fin Walker.
  • Opens: Saturday, 20 November 2021
    Booking until: Monday, 20 December 2021
  • Running time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes (no. interval)
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David Suchet - Poirot and More: a Retrospective tickets Opens 4 Jan 2022 Opens 4 January 2022 David Suchet - Poirot and More: a Retrospective
David Suchet - Poirot and More: a Retrospective

Harold Pinter Theatre

Tickets from £30.00
Meet David Suchet. He’s famous for bringing us the classic TV series Poirot, revealing the life and times of one of the crime writer Agatha Christie’s most popular detectives. But there’s a lot more to this actor’s story than the curiously-moustached Belgian crime-buster we all know and love. This is your chance to enjoy an intimate audience with a man who has fast become a British national treasure, and you’re going to love it.
  • Opens: Tuesday, 4 January 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 22 January 2022
  • Starring: David Suchet
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Harold Pinter Theatre Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Member of Q-Park scheme
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair/scooter access

Harold Pinter Theatre Location

Travel Information

Nearest Tube station
  • Piccadilly Circus
  • Leicester Square
Nearest Rail Station
  • Charing Cross
Tube lines
  • Bakerloo
  • Piccadilly
  • Northern
Day buses
  • (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night buses
  • (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Harold Pinter Theatre history

From the outside

Magnificent from the outside with its ornate pale frontage and wreath motifs, The Harold Pinter theatre’s splendid interior, dating back to 1881, is one London’s oldest and loveliest. You’ll enjoy a wealth of original features despite the theatre being unsympathetically restored in 1954. Its Renaissance-style wood panels, beautiful gold ceiling, golden wallpaper and original brass ceiling sun-burner make for a traditional theatre experience to remember.

Harold Pinter Theatre architecture and history

The Harold Pinter Theatre was originally called The Royal Comedy Theatre, becoming the Harold Pinter in 2011. First opening its doors way back in 1881, it was designed by Thomas Verity and built incredibly quickly, taking just six months. In the middle of the 1950s it was refurbished, re-opening in 1955. Thankfully they left the auditorium alone and today it’s still an exercise in 1880s splendour, with its gorgeous three tiered horseshoe balconies.

The famous operetta Falka premiered in 1883, and Erminie premiered in 1885. Charles Blake Cochran and André Charlot presented their famous revues throughout the First World War, which made the theatre’s name as a must-visit destination.

The theatre’s orchestra pit is original, dating back to 1881, but these days it’s rarely used. The last time was in 2009, the first time an orchestra had played from the pit in a quarter of a century.

In 1956 the theatre played a starring role in overturning the outdated stage censorship set in place by the 1843 Theatres Act, which was finally repealed in 1968. Setting up the New Watergate Club under producer Anthony Field meant they could legally stage plays that had been banned because of bad language or frowned-upon story lines. Without their actions Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, Robert Anderson's Tea and Sympathy and Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof might never have been staged in the West End.

Today the Harold Pinter Theatre is part of the Ambassador Theatre Group.

Past shows at the Harold Pinter Theatre

This historic venue has seen countless smash hits, wowing theatre audiences with Journey's End, The Old Masters and Whose Life is it Anyway? Audiences have raised the rafters for shows like The Home Place, The Caesar Twins, Steptoe and Son, Donkeys' Years and classic good-time audience participation show The Rocky Horror Show, which had its debut at the Harold Pinter in 1979.

Stockard Channing appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, which won best play at the 1993 Olivier Awards, and Maureen Lipman starred in Peggy For You. The theatre’s biggest hits, however, were the 2000 performance of The Caretaker, with Michael Gambon, plus a remarkable eight week sell out of Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs in 1999, starring Ewan McGregor.

Harold Pinter Theatre access

The Box Office and foyer are at street level, and the easiest access is to the Dress Circle, which provides four wheelchair spaces or space for small scooters.

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6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN GB