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Harold Pinter Theatre

6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN GB

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David Suchet - Poirot and More: a Retrospective

Harold Pinter Theatre

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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.
  • Booking until: Saturday, 22 January 2022
  • Starring: David Suchet
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Cyrano de Bergerac tickets Opens 3 Feb 2022 Opens 3 February 2022 Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac

Harold Pinter Theatre

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The highly respected Jamie Lloyd Company is delighted to announce their latest production, a fresh new version of the all-time classic Cyrano de Bergerac. It stars the awesome James McAvoy and it's their opening production for a brand new West End season. They've collaborated with the Ambassador Theatre Group, and the show is being supported by British Airways, with 15,000 free tickets for new theatregoers and 15,000 £15 tickets for under 30s, key workers and people on government benefits. It's going to be amazing!
  • Opens: Thursday, 3 February 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 12 March 2022
  • Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Starring: James McAvoy
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The Human Voice tickets Opens 17 Mar 2022 Opens 17 March 2022 The Human Voice
The Human Voice

Harold Pinter Theatre

Tickets from £24.00
The Human Voice is one of the legendary French poet and dramatist Jean Cocteau's best-known works. In 2014 it was adapted for the movies, starring Sophia Loren. In 2020 another film adaptation was made featuring Tilda Swinton. Now it's in the West End for 2022. The Human Voice London runs for just 31 performances, stars Ruth Wilson, and is truly heartbreaking.
  • Opens: Thursday, 17 March 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 9 April 2022
  • Running time: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Starring: Ruth Wilson
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Prima Facie tickets Opens 15 Apr 2022 Opens 15 April 2022 Prima Facie
Prima Facie

Harold Pinter Theatre

Tickets from £90.00
Jodie Comer is an Emmy and Bafta Award-winning star, loved for her quirkily evil role in TV's Killing Eve as well as Free Guy and The Last Duel. This is her West End debut and the long-awaited British premiere of Suzie Miller's darkly entertaining award-winner of a play. Prima Facie whisks audiences to the uncomfortable place where emotion and experience clash with the rules of the game. Awesome drama!
  • Opens: Friday, 15 April 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 18 June 2022
  • Starring: Jodie Comer
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The Seagull tickets Opens 29 Jun 2022 Opens 29 June 2022 The Seagull
The Seagull

Harold Pinter Theatre

Tickets from £18.00
The Seagull is a marvellous classic of a play by the Russian dramatist Anton Chekhov, written in 1895 and first staged a year later. This is one of the playwright's greatest successes, dramatising the romantic and artistic battles between four powerful people: the writer Boris Trigorin, an innocent young woman called Nina, the ageing actress Irina Arkadina, and her son the playwright Konstantin Tréplev. And the talented British actress Emilia Clarke is about to give it an entirely new, fresh face.
  • Opens: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
    Booking until: Saturday, 10 September 2022
  • Starring: Emilia Clarke
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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.

Harold Pinter Theatre tickets

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6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN GB