Hampstead Theatre

The Hampstead Theatre first opened its doors in 1959 and is now a hub for new productions and writing. The theatre boasts 325 seats and regularly hosts world-renowned actors.

Much later, in 2003, a new and purpose-built Hampstead Theatre opened with two performance venues. It is now a home for new writing, creative talent, and groundbreaking new productions.

In 1960, Harold Pinter's play The Dumb Waiter premiered at the Hampstead Theatre. Other notable writers whose works have premiered at the venue include Mike Leigh, Debbie Tucker Green, Michael Frayn, and Roy Williams.

Although the Hampstead Theatre has a seating capacity of just 325, the intimate theatre has attracted some of the world's greatest stars. Actors including Tamsin Greig, John Malkovich, Jude Law, Felicity Kendal have appeared in shows at the Hampstead Theatre, and productions from the venue have also transferred to the West End, including The Moderate Soprano and Caroline, or Change.


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Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU

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Swiss Cottage

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Although the venue first opened back in 1959 as a Scout Hall, it wasn’t until 2003 that what is now the purpose-built Hampstead Theatre finally opened to the public featuring two performance venues.  The Hampstead Theatre is now home to many new writing and ground-breaking productions in London prior to them making the transfer into the West End.

The intimate and cosy theatre has a seating capacity of 325, and has attracted some of the world’s greatest talent over the years,  including Jude Law, Tamsin Greig, John Malkovich, and Felicity Kendal, who have all appeared in shows at the venue.

A nice modern venue with good facilities and decent viewing angles and good sound throughout. Some of the Dress Circle seats are a little cramped and lacking in legroom and width and some seats within the theatre feature slight restrictions due to pillars so studying the seating plan prior to booking tickets is recommended.

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Swiss Cottage
Jubilee Line
46, 113, 187, 268, 603

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