Barbican Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Debbie Gilpin - March 11, 2020
Chamberlin, Powell & Bon's brutalist design is an instantly recognisable part of London's architecture; the grade II listed building formed the inspiration for the film adaptation of JG Ballard's novel High-Rise. Formerly the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Barbican Theatre was also the original London home of long-running musical Les Misérables before its transfer to the West End.
Shaftesbury Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Constance Drugeot - March 18, 2020
Opened in 1911 and designed by Bertie Crewe for the Melville Brothers, Shaftesbury Theatre is one of the largest West End theatres and the last to be built on Shaftesbury Avenue. Here is everything you need to know if you're planning on visiting.
Finborough Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - March 9, 2020
Founded in 1980, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre is small, but perfectly formed. Set above a pub in Earl's Court, it is best-known for producing new plays, as well as rediscovering works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
The Royal Opera House: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - February 27, 2020
Covent Garden's iconic Royal Opera House is home to both The Royal Opera and The Royal Ballet. A theatre has been on the site since 1732, but since 1858 the current building has served as a central cultural site for London. During World War II, it was used as a dance hall, but then the decision was made to make it as home for both ballet and opera, opening in its current form in 1946. The beautiful venue has played host to opera legends such as Joan Sutherland and Maria Callas and also ballet greats such as Margot Fonteyn. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
15 Top Shows To See During London Theatre Week
by TodayTix UK - February 24, 2020
London Theatre Week runs 24 February to 8 March, and it's a fantastic opportunity to see the West End's best plays and musicals a?' with tickets from just £15, £25 and £35! You can even nab some of the best seats in town at only £45. So, get booking now and enjoy the finest shows that the capital has to offer. With so many shows to choose from, we're here to help with some of our favourites.
Cheer Up On Blue Monday With Great Deals On Uplifting West End Musicals!
by TodayTix UK - January 20, 2020
Blue Monday (the third Monday in January) is traditionally known as the most depressing day of the year. The solution? Theatre, of course! Here are some of the best shows in London guaranteed to bust those blues and leave you smiling – and you won't pay any booking fees on these either!
Riverside Studios: What You Need To Know
by Jonathan Marshall - January 21, 2020
The iconic Riverside Studios return to a brand new building after a five year redevelopment project. West London will benefit from multiple performance, rehearsal and broadcast spaces in the shadow of Hammersmith Bridge. The new building also boasts two cinemas with films selected by renowned curator Jason Wood, who promises a mix of first run films alongside the best in independent film.
2019 Year In Review: Fiona Scott's Best Of Theatre
by Fiona Scott - December 24, 2019
In 2019, I reviewed 30 shows for BroadwayWorld, but I actually wrote more interviews - around 50 articles on my count. Here's my attempt to pick out some highlights alongside the other pieces of theatre I saw this year.
25 Theatre Ticket Deals for TodayTix's Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale!
by TodayTix UK - December 24, 2019
We're feeling the Christmas cheer, so we wanted to bring you some amazing deals for London's top shows. All of these productions start at just £20 in our Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale. Great shows at great prices: it's your ticket to the best of London theatre. Merry Christmas, and happy theatregoing!
2019 Year in Review: Aliya Al-Hassan's Best of 2019
by Aliya Al-Hassan - December 19, 2019
As the decade comes to a close, many of us are all left feeling a little more bruised by the world than we felt in 2010. Climate change, political upheaval and humanitarian crises can feel relentlessly negative. Fortunately, the arts continue to delight, educate and inspire. The power of theatre never ceases to amaze me and the hard-working people on and off the stage are testament to an industry that will always try its best, even in the face of challenges from funding cuts and social media dominance.
12 London Shows To See In 2020!
by TodayTix UK - December 17, 2019
2020 is already shaping up to be an incredible year of theatre. Here are some of our picks for the best new London shows to see in the new year. Some shows are already running, some start before Christmas, and some are already on sale, so you can get booking before ringing in 2020.
2019 Year in Review: Gary Naylor's Best of Theatre
by Gary Naylor - December 17, 2019
BWW Reviewer Gary Naylor picks his 2019 highlights
End of the 2010s: BroadwayWorld's Best Shows of the Decade!
by BWW News Desk - December 8, 2019
As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we'd look back at all the incredible theatre of the past decade. What's been your highlight? Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of theirs!
Count Down To Christmas With The BroadwayWorld Advent Calendar 2019!
by Fiona Scott - November 30, 2019
Happy December! Are you counting down the days to Christmas? At BroadwayWorld, we've decided to recount (pun intended) our favourite shows of a numerical theme - some of which you can currently see around the UK - over the course of advent.
What Shows To See In London This Christmas
by TodayTix UK - November 12, 2019
The festive season is a fantastic time for a London theatre trip to get together with friends and family and celebrate with a show full of seasonal goodwill, or just great drama, music, laughs and spectacle. Looking for theatre inspiration? Here are some of the best seasonal shows!
Hampstead Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Jonathan Marshall - November 11, 2019
Moving into a purpose-built, 325-seat building in 2003, Hampstead Theatre has been a vibrant, award-winning performance space for 60 years. The theatre prides itself on finding and nurturing new talent. Early works of Mike Leigh, Dennis Kelly, Michael Frayn and Harold Pinter - among others - were all developed here. New Artistic Director Roxana Silbert's debut season has just begun. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
Give The Gift Of Theatre This Christmas
by TodayTix UK - November 5, 2019
Thinking about Christmas presents for family and friends? What could be better than treating them to a top West End musical! Here are some of London's finest which will make a great gift for anyone on your list.
Rose Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - November 4, 2019
Founded by the late, great Sir Peter Hall, and modelled on the original Elizabethan Rose Theatre on London's Bankside, Rose Theatre Kingston is the largest producing theatre in south-west London. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
Fright Night: The Best Scary Plays For Halloween
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2019
Halloween is soon upon us a?' and you can get all kinds of chills and thrills at the theatre! Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of their spooky favourites, and we recommend the best shows for good theatrical scares.
Menier Chocolate Factory: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - October 7, 2019
The Menier Chocolate Factory is set in a beautiful Grade II listed building close to London Bridge. Since 2004, the 180-seat venue has developed a reputation for hosting multi-award winning productions. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
The Bridge Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Jonathan Marshall - October 15, 2019
Opened in 2017 and founded by Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, who both departed the National Theatre after 12 years, the Bridge Theatre is a 900-seat adaptable auditorium, capable of utilising end-on, thrust and promenade staging. Productions so far include Hytner's immersive Julius Caesar, Alan Bennett's Allelujah!, and one-woman plays starring Maggie Smith and Laura Linney. Coming up this Christmas is Sally Cookson's take on The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Here is everything you need to know if you're visiting - from food and drink to transport, ticket deals and accessibility.
The Best Theatre Drinks, Snacks and Souvenirs
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2019
For many people, a big part of a successful theatre trip is extras like snacks and souvenirs: something good to drink or munch on pre-theatre or in the interval, and that perfect piece of merchandise to take home and keep as a memory of the show, and a great night out. In our latest theatre guide, BroadwayWorld reviewers recommend some of their favourites!
Southwark Playhouse: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - September 30, 2019
Founded in 1993, Southwark Playhouse has always been a local theatre, fostering strong community links and helping to revive neglected parts of Southwark. After settling into its Elephant and Castle home after several temporary venues, the theatre is now fundraising to relocate again to a truly secure and permanent home on Newington Butts, with a satellite studio back under the arches of London Bridge. The theatre has two spaces, The Little and The Large seating around 100 and 200 respectively. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
The Old Vic and Young Vic: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - October 28, 2019
After continuing to work on an extensive refurbishment, Waterloo's Old Vic not-for-profit theatre continues to build on 200 years of history. Just down the road, located on an old bomb site, the Young Vic started life as the first residence of the Royal National Theatre under Laurence Olivier. It was only meant to be there for five years, but remains there today, refurbished and more vibrant than ever. Here is everything you need to know if you are travelling there.
The King's Head Theatre: What You Need To Know
by Aliya Al-Hassan - August 26, 2019
Founded in 1970 as the first pub theatre since Shakespeare's time, the 110-seat King's Head Theatre on Islington's Upper Street has played host to everyone from Joanna Lumley to Richard E Grant. In 2020, the theatre is hoping to move down the road to Islington Square, but meanwhile, here is everything you need to know if you're travelling there.