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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…

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…

Commencement of the Front of House Building Works

The initial stages of our Front of House building project are now underway. Due to the nature of the works, there may be a little congestion outside the theatre. Please bear this in mind when travelling to the Shaftesbury and allow yourself a little more time. The Shaftesbury Theatre would like to thank our neighbour…

Coming Soon to the Shaftesbury

Following it’s smash hit run in 2015 THE ILLUSIONISTS will make triumphant return to the Shaftesbury theatre in June 2019. This year’s family-friendly show promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle performed by master entertainers who’ve captivated audiences worldwide on stages from the famed Magic Castle to Royal Variety Performances…

Accounts Assistant Vacancy

Due to the expansion of our TV and talent agency businesses we are recruiting an account assistant. Interested?   Please click the link below for more details! Applications Deadline: Friday the 9th of November 2018 Accounts Assistant Spec 24 10 18  

Please Allow Extra Travel Time

If you are travelling to see Motown the Musical this weekend (Saturday the 20th of October 2018), please allow yourself more time to get to the Shaftesbury than usual. There are several marches taking place in Central London on the 20th and they may severely impact traffic and tube stations.        

Front of House Project Given the Green Light

We are delighted to announce that Camden Council have granted the Shaftesbury Theatre planning permission to proceed with our ambitious Front of House Project. The same team that brought you our multi-award winning fly tower are now taking on the rest of the building. It is no small undertaking, but over the next few years,…

Allow a little more time…

As you may be aware, The President of the United States of America is visiting London over the next few days. There will be protests across London starting on the 12th of July and lasting through the weekend. Please allow yourself a little more time to get to the theatre than you normally would, to…

We are Changing

  Following the success of our multi-award winning Fly Tower, the Shaftesbury has submitted a planning application for the upgrading of the facilities and structure of our building. You can have a look at our plans here – all of our plans will be updated periodically on this page. As soon as we know, you’ll know!…

Outstanding Design Award

We are pleased to announce that the Grade II listed Shaftesbury Theatre was one of seven winners of the prestigious Camden Design Award 2017 for its weathering steel flytower extension. The Camden Design Awards recognise, and celebrate the exceptional quality of design delivered in the built environment across the London Borough of Camden.  This year…

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