Refreshments at the Shaftesbury


At the Shaftesbury Theatre, we are proud to have a professional and dedicated front of house team, always happy to go the extra mile for our visitors. During your visit, our friendly staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have or provide guidance when needed. 


Pre-show Bars Information


We open our doors 90 minutes prior to the show which allows our audience members  to purchase refreshments from one of our three bars. The 1911 is near the stalls, the Crewe Bar is on the Royal Circle level, and the Melville on the Grand Circle. Menus are displayed on screens in the bars and available in physical copies. 


Indulge in a wide selection of beverages including beers and ciders, wines, cocktails and soft drinks, along with snacks and programmes. 

While The 1911 offers full accessibility with step-free access via lift, the Crewe Bar has a few steps. If you have any questions about accessibility for your visit, you can find more information here.

Upgrade Your Visit


Elevate your theatre experience with our VIP packages available in the exclusive Taffner Suite and Ray Cooney Room. Whether you’re a solo attendee or a family celebrating a special occasion, we have tailored the Ruby, Sapphire, and Princes packages to enhance your visit.

For corporate groups seeking a private entertaining space, we also offer bespoke catering packages which can be served in our Ray Cooney Room. 


For more details, visit our VIP theatre packages page or discover more about our corporate offsites

Alcohol Suppliers


We stock our bars with a diverse range of quality alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, which are sourced from reputable suppliers.

Box Office Brew: Our Theatre Cafe


On matinee shows, our independent theatre cafe Box Office Brew is open (Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm and Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm). Enjoy our coffee, provided by Redemption Roasters, with alternative milk available at no additional cost. 

Available daily is a delicious selection of cakes, including vegan options. Our plain and almond croissants are freshly baked every morning and our handmade sandwiches have vegetarian and vegan choices. 


Relax in our foyer or outdoors on the newly renovated Princes Circus as you indulge in a hot drink and a sweet or savoury treat pre-show or during the interval.