The Charing Cross Theatre: The Venue
The Charing Cross Theatre is one of the smallest West End theatres with only 275 seats. The theatre was rebuilt in 1989 as part of the Charing Cross re-development to meet the demands of national and international producers wanting a theatre that offered a degree of intimacy and is the equivalent of an Off-Broadway space.
The Charing Cross Theatre: History
Founded in 1936, Charing Cross Theatre (formerly the New Players Theatre) occupied several premises in the West End before locating to its present site under The Arches below Charing Cross Station. The current site was a famous Victorian music hall which went on to produce many musicals, pantomimes and melodramas.
Ideally situated under the arches of Charing Cross Station, London's Charing Cross Theatre (formerly the New Players Theatre) is brimming with history and is proud to be one of London’s last remaining music hall venues. Over 100 years of entertainment lives within these walls creating a beautifully theatrical atmosphere bursting with memories of London’s finest entertainers - and, back in the days, if you were willing to buy a pint and a cigar then your entrance was free! With the smoking ban now in force The Charing Cross Theatre must charge a little more than that, but it remains a competitively priced, central London venue, giving audiences the chance to see, with ease, a range of entertainment.
Charing Cross Theatre strives to continue the historical spirit of the venue by entertaining audiences with many kinds of events from late night cabarets, plays, comedy and musicals to showcases, fashion shows and music gigs.
The Charing Cross Theatre is beautiful and still has the original Victorian bar at the back of the auditorium with the original Victorian glass panelling, creating an atmosphere that is truly one of a kind. The theatre is perfectly complimented with a newly renovated bar and restaurant which is open until 2.30am. The Charing Cross Theatre is a venue which hardly sleeps.
The Cross' small in-house team are filled with passion and love for the venue, making this a home for all that visit and a place they will want to return to.
Pippin is the current production at Charing Cross Theatre. The latest booking period for Pippin at Charing Cross Theatre started 20/07/2021 19:30:00 and runs until 03/10/2021 19:30:00. Tickets for Pippin start at £31 and are available to book now.
The Charing Cross Theatre is easily accessible via public transport. The nearest tube stations to The Charing Cross Theatre are Charing Cross Station (Bakerloo/Northern Lines) and Embankment (Bakerloo/Circle/District/Northern Lines). If arriving to the theatre by train, the nearest train station to the theatre is Charing Cross, which is above the theatre. The theatre is also well serviced by bus lines 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176. If driving to the theatre, parking is available at the NCP carpark on St. Martin's Lane.
Current + Upcoming Events
At The Charing Cross Theatre
Fabulous fairytale musical Soho Cinders loosely based on the beloved Cinderella is revived for a short run at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel.
The cult classic film comes to the stage!
Janie Dee stars in the 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Play
A story of the hardest exam in the world.
‘Christina Bianco, a comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice, drives the audience wild!’ - Time Out
Don't miss tickets for Queen Of The Mist transfer to West End's Charing Cross Theatre
A sell-out show based on one of the 20th Century greatest tragedies of the mankind on stage at the Charing Cross for a strictly limited run
Featuring the most decadent acts in the world of Cabaret, Variety, Comedy and Burlesque
"There's definitely a pot of gold at the end of Finian's Rainbow" The Stage
'Gill Adams' script for Keeler is brilliant – she tells it like it was' Christine Keeler
"An excellent production with an outstanding cast in a bold new sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan" UK TheatreNet
Paul Harvard's new play GHBoy comes to the Charing Cross Theatre
The romantic comedy musical is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s.
See it before the inevitable lawsuit!
★★★★ “A real Christmas treat” Sunday Express
Insipration for Meet Joe Black: a touching story of the fragility of life and the power of love.
A modern take on the ancient Greek story of Persephone
★★★★ “Excellently performed by a versatile ensemble of young actors” Sunday Express
A brand new production of Milos Forman's legendary film coming on stage for a strictly limited season
Some secrets are best left unsaid... Truth, Lies, Diana at the Charing Cross Theatre.
A New Musical where love is a matter of Live and Death!
Jeanine Tesori and Ben Crawley's Violet starring Kaisa Hammarlund comes to Charing Cross Theatre for its UK premiere.
‘Fun, gripping and genuinely creepy. We wish there was more theatre like this!’ Bizarre Magazine
Acclaimed director Thom Southerland directs and Jérôme Pradon stars in this world premiere!
Michel Legrand's hit Broadway musical Amour receives its long-awaited UK premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre this summer.
This Oliver award winning comedy returns to London's West End!
UK Premiere of the Off-Broadway hit!
The Exonerated tickets