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Opening Night of & JULIET at the Shaftesbury Theatre

On Wednesday 20th November, & Juliet officially opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre in its West End premiere. The show was attended by a multitude of stars, including Ed Sheeran, Jessie J and Simon Cowell – and you can watch all of the pink carpet action with Lance Bass in this video!      

Extensive Roadworks around Theatre

If you’re coming to see & JULIET this weekend or over the coming weeks, please be aware that there are extensive roadworks in the area around the Theatre. You might need to allow more time for your journey, especially on public transport.  

Possible Delays around Trafalgar Square

If you are coming to the Theatre this evening, please be aware that there is an Extinction Rebellion protest happening outside the Brazilian embassy. This is causing some disruption and road closures in the Trafalgar Square area. Please allow extra time for your journey.

Work Experience at the Shaftesbury

Last week at the Shaftesbury we were very happy to host Thea, a work experience student from Year 10. Thea spent around a day with each department in the Theatre, including Stage, Lighting and Front of House. She had a fantastic time and very kindly agreed to answer some questions for us about her placement….

First Work Phase Complete

We are proud to announce that the first phase of our Dramatic Transformation project is complete! The audience for the ILLUSIONISTS, which runs for 8 weeks only, will be welcomed into a new and improved Theatre, with the following features to be enjoyed: • Improved air conditioning in the auditorium. • A new open and…

May Crane Lifts Outside the Theatre

Dates have been agreed with Camden for the final two crane lifts that are needed for our Front of House refurbishment project. Lift 1: Monday 6th May 2019. 11:59pm – 5:00am on Tuesday 7th May. Due to matters outside of our control we have no option but to work within the permitted period. We will…

Possible Delays in Central London

The Environmental Activism group Extinction Rebellion has organised two weeks of protests in central London from the 15th April. This includes the occupation of Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge. Please be aware of these protests when attending the theatre and plan your route accordingly, leaving plenty of time.

Update for 2019

Work at the Shaftesbury will continue throughout the next few months. An approximate schedule of these works can be found below. This will be updated according to any major plan changes to keep our neighbours as informed as possible. 18th March: Scaffolding and gantry erected on High Holborn side of theatre. Approx. 25th March (specific…

More Works!

We are moving onto the next stage in our Front of House project. We have to pull down some staircases so for the next week it may get a bit noisy! We are doing our best to keep noise to an absolute minimum and not at antisocial hours. Thank you for your patience! As always…

Works Continue

As the work on the Theatre gets underway hoardings have been erected to keep the works contained and ensure safety.  These are now in place and the next phase of work will commence.   In the coming months we will be concentrating our efforts demolishing and rebuilding one of our main staircases on the Shaftesbury…

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