A complete guide to Her Majesty’s Theatre in London

By | Posted on 16-Mar-2020

A complete guide to Her Majesty’s Theatre in London

There’s a rich theatrical history inside the walls at Her Majesty’s Theatre, where large-scale productions of well-known musicals, plays and operas have taken place for over three centuries. Currently, it’s home to The Phantom of the Opera, a legendary musical which has stood the test of time in the West End. If you’re heading to Her Majesty’s, check out our guide to the venue and book your theatre tickets now.

Guide to London’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End

Where is Her Majesty’s Theatre?

Her Majesty’s Theatre is one of two theatres located on Haymarket (SW1Y 4QL) in London. It’s opposite the Theatre Royal Haymarket and right in the heart of Theatreland. We’ve attached a handy map so you can see where Her Majesty’s is in London, as well as attractions nearby including a trip to London SeaLife.

How do I get to Her Majesty’s Theatre?

Her Majesty’s Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is just a short walk from the theatre, so you’ll be able to take in the sights and sounds of London on your way to Her Majesty’s.

Travelling to Her Majesty’s Theatre by bus? The following routes will drop you off near the theatre:

Haymarket: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159

Can I travel to Her Majesty’s Theatre by tube?

If you’re travelling to Her Majesty’s Theatre on the London Underground, the nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus. Piccadilly Circus is on the Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines. Other tube stations near to Her Majesty’s include Charing Cross, Embankment and Leicester Square.

When did Her Majesty’s Theatre open?

The first theatre on the site of Her Majesty’s Theatre opened in 1705, making it the second-oldest West End theatre. The theatre that stands today has invited theatregoers through its doors since 1897.

What show is currently at Her Majesty’s Theatre?

Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre is the home of The Phantom of the Opera, where the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical has continuously played in London since 1986. It’s one of the grandest musicals anyone can see, following a talented soprano lured into a lair by a mask-wearing Phantom. It’s currently set to keep its continuous run going at Her Majesty’s, so you’ll want to book The Phantom of the Opera tickets now.

How many seats are inside Her Majesty’s Theatre?

Did you know that Her Majesty’s Theatre has 1,216 seats. There are four seating levels to choose from, with 459 stalls seats, 281 royal circle seats, 324 grand circle seats and 103 balcony seats.

The Phantom of the Opera

When you book The Phantom of the Opera tickets with us, you’ll be able to select where you want to sit at the theatre from our interactive seating plan, allowing you to see every seat available for your desired performance.

Where should I sit at Her Majesty’s Theatre?

Her Majesty's Theatre

Wherever you’re sitting inside Her Majesty’s Theatre to watch a performance of The Phantom of the Opera, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into Paris Opera House. With every seat guaranteeing an excellent view of the iconic chandelier, you won’t miss any moment that takes place during the show.

Wishing you were a part of The Phantom of the Opera company? You’ll want to book tickets for the middle seats of the front rows of the stalls (rows B to Row K) and dress circle (rows A to B). Seats in these sections of the theatre are considered to give audiences the best views. While premium seats like these often come at a higher cost, you don’t want to miss this staggering production.

Wanting to see The Phantom of the Opera for less? There’s excellent seating available in the grand circle and balcony. While they’re slightly further away from the stage, fall in love with the soaring voices of the Phantom, Christine and Raoul will rise through Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Still unsure on where to sit at Her Majesty’s? Why not learn all about the different levels of theatre seating with our complete guide on where to sit at the theatre.