Between hosting a West End show, working on a multi-million pound building renovation project, or setting up a brand new Events department, there is always plenty of exciting work going on at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

Browse our blogs and news to read all the latest Mrs. Doubtfire news, keep up to date on our journey, and find out more about the Shaftesbury Theatre’s fascinating history.

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Meet the Cast of Mrs Doubtfire 2024
As we approach the first anniversary of Mrs. Doubtfire’s debut at the Shaftesbury Theatre, we bid farewell to some original cast members and welcome some fresh faces!
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Accessible Performances of Mrs Doubtfire The Musical

At the Shaftesbury Theatre, accessibility is of paramount importance. We have made a lot of changes in the past couple of years to make all our audience members feel welcome and for them to have…

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Affordable Rehearsal Rooms in Central London

Finding a suitable venue for rehearsals in London can prove difficult. Here at the Shaftesbury, we aim to provide affordable and convenient spaces suitable for acting and music rehearsals.

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The History of Musical Theatre

From ancient Greece honouring Dionysus to groundbreaking works like Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classics, musical theatre continues to shine with contemporary productions such as Mamma Mia, Wicked and Mrs. Doubtfire.

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Casting & Audition Rooms in London

With a range of suitable spaces starting from £60 per hour, the Shaftesbury is a versatile option when it comes to model castings and commercial auditions for theatre or film.

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Princes Circus, London: Outside Shaftesbury Theatre

Completed in Spring 2023, Princes Circus is part of Camden Council’s ongoing efforts to create greener, safer, and more welcoming urban spaces.

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Best Practices in Networking: Skills for Hosting & Attending

Networking is a major part of professional success. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a seasoned executive, or an aspiring professional, the ability to forge meaningful connections is crucial. 

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Apprenticeships and Work Experience at the Shaftesbury Theatre

At Shaftesbury Theatre, we believe in fostering the talents of the next generation through apprenticeships, serving as a gateway into the world of theatre. Collaborating with seasoned professionals and translating theoretical knowledge into practical skills…

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Setting the Scene for Sustainability at the Shaftesbury

The Shaftesbury has been hosting theatrical productions for over 100 years, and as our shows become increasingly ambitious, we understand the toll that our work can take on the planet. As we develop our Grade…

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Filming Locations, London: The Shaftesbury Theatre On Screen

The Shaftesbury Theatre is famous for dazzling audiences with exciting West End shows, but did you know it also features as the backdrop for some of your favourite films and TV shows? It also has…

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How to Plan A Corporate Offsite: Everything You Need To Know

Corporate offsite days offer a chance to break away from routine, ignite creativity, and reinforce team cohesion. Whatever the focus of your offsite, there are a few key things to remember when planning your team’s…

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Mrs. Doubtfire the Musical: FAQs Answered

The hit comedy musical Mrs. Doubtfire is the latest hit in London’s West End, offering a magical night at the theatre full of laughter and touching family moments. So if you’re wondering what everyone’s talking…

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Private Venue Hire at The Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Located on the iconic Shaftesbury Avenue, the Theatre is world-renowned, but apart from putting on amazing theatrical productions, we also offer a unique experience with our private events hire.

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Christmas in London: Fun Activities for Families

From twinkling lights and dazzling displays to charming markets and seasonal shows, we’re a big fan of everything London has to offer – so we’ve rounded up some our favourite family activities to keep you…

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& Juliet, Motown and Hairspray: Shaftesbury Theatre’s Most Famous Hits

Shaftesbury Theatre has been welcoming exciting and innovative productions to its stage for over a century, leaving an indelible mark on audiences’ hearts.

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Introducing Our Private Meeting Rooms in Central London

In the modern age of remote working, private meeting rooms offer the perfect solution for meetings, offsites, presentations and collaborative sessions.

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The Perfect Theatre Gift: VIP Experiences at The Shaftesbury

A trip to the West End is the perfect gift for any theatre fan – but with so many options out there, how can you make the right decision?

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Shaftesbury Theatre tells HERstory

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Shaftesbury Theatre has been telling the inspiring stories of the women who work every day to keep the Theatre going.

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The Shaftesbury Theatre in Solidarity with Ukraine

In the week that marks a year since the start of the war in Ukraine, the Theatre, its staff and the cast and crew of & Juliet will express solidarity with the Ukrainian people by…

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The Dramatic Transformation Continues

Our  Dramatic Transformation project at the Shaftesbury Theatre has now delivered two new hospitality spaces, the 1911 and the Taffner Suite.

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Shaftesbury Theatre Nominated for RIBA Open Door Award

As a partnership between RIBA and The British Council, Open Door celebrates architecturally outstanding work in China and the UK with an emphasis on conservation.

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The Shaftesbury Theatre launches unique new events facility

Enhancing its hospitality facilities with the launch of an elegant new events space, the Theatre is now open to host a range of events, from conferences and social gatherings to seminars and product launches.

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Shaftesbury Theatre Partners

In anticipation of the opening of several new bars and hospitality suites, the Shaftesbury has announced its partnership with several award-winning brands, including BrewDog, Halewood and Amalia.

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See it Safely Update

In light of the latest UK Government advice, SOLT and UK Theatre have issued a statement asking audiences to play their part in upholding See it Safely measures in place in venues such as the Shaftesbury…

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Thames Water Work – Bloomsbury Street

If you live or work in the area immediately around the Shaftesbury Theatre, you may have felt some vibrations starting today.

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Thames Water Work – Shaftesbury Avenue

Thames Water have asked the Theatre to pass on some information about their work on Shaftesbury Avenue. This update is dated the 7th July 2021.

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