A complete guide to the Phoenix Theatre in London

By | Posted on 06-Apr-2020

A complete guide to the Phoenix Theatre in London

Tucked away in a corner of the West End, the Phoenix Theatre‘s a twentieth-century jewel that’s unmissable. If you’re visiting the Phoenix Theatre to see Come From Away, or you just want to learn more about the theatre, then this is the guide for you. Book your Come From Away tickets now.

Guide to the Phoenix Theatre in the West End

Where is the Phoenix Theatre?

The Phoenix Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road (WC2H 0JP) in London. It’s opposite the Palace Theatre, with the Prince Edward Theatre and playhouses on Shaftesbury Avenue also close by.

How do I get to the Phoenix Theatre?

The Phoenix Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Euston, which is a fifteen-minute walk away from the theatre.

If you’re travelling to the Phoenix via bus, these London bus routes will ensure you’re dropped close to the theatre, so you’ll only have to walk for a few moments.

Charing Cross Road: 14, 24, 29, 176
Shaftesbury Avenue: 19, 38

Can I travel to the Phoenix Theatre by tube?

Taking a London Underground tube to the Phoenix Theatre? You’ll want to exit the train at Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly) as it’s the nearest stop. Other tube stations nearby include Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly).

When did the Phoenix Theatre open?

Built in 1930, the Phoenix Theatre is one of the newest West End theatres still open in the capital. However, the theatre stands on a hallowed performance site, previously the location of the Alcazar Music Hall. In the early years, many plays by Noel Coward were staged there, including Private Lives. So much so, that Noel Coward and his wife would call the Phoenix Theatre “our theatre”.

In recent years, the theatre’s been home to long-running musicals including Blood Brothers and a Chicago revival, as well as West End premieres including Once.

What show is currently at the Phoenix Theatre?

Come From Away

Winning four Olivier Awards at the 2019 ceremony including best new musical, Come From Away is currently at the Phoenix Theatre. Based on the true stories of 7,000 stranded air passengers and crew stranded in Newfoundland, as well as the residents of Gander, you’ll feel uplifted in this spirited, compassionate musical. See how the Newfoundland community took the ‘come from aways’ into their lives and into their hearts in this one-act musical, at the Phoenix Theatre for an extended booking period currently to 13th February 2021. Book your Come From Away tickets now.

How many seats are inside the Phoenix Theatre?

There’s 1,024 seats inside the Phoenix Theatre‘s auditorium, split over three seating levels. This includes 490 stalls seats, 280 dress circle seats and 254 grand circle seats.

Booking Come From Away tickets with Encore Tickets? When selecting a performance, you’ll be able to see every seat that’s available thanks to our interactive seating plans. As you hover over each seat, you’ll see deals on theatre tickets, as well as advice on premium seating and restricted views. So, wherever you choose to sit at the Phoenix, you’ll be guaranteed a great experience with Encore Tickets.

Where should I sit at the Phoenix Theatre?

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We’ve attached a helpful seating plan of the Phoenix Theatre, so you can see the auditorium layout.

Don’t know which seats to choose for a performance at the Phoenix Theatre? We’ve put together a guide on all seating arrangements inside a theatre, so you can select the best seats for you. There’s also lots of theatre tips and tricks on our website too, allowing you to have an enjoyable time at a show.

What restaurants are near the Phoenix Theatre?

Want to dine by the Phoenix? We’ve got you sorted. If you’re looking to reserve a table now, then why not browse through our curated selection of dining establishments, with even more on our website.

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Brown’s Covent GardenSoak up the Covent Garden vibe with a delicious meal. No wonder it’s one of London’s popular restaurants.12:30pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
CabanaFeeling as true to Brazil as possible, devour a meal from an innovative, creative meal.1:00pm/6:00pm
Cantina LaredoDiscover modern Mexican cuisine that’s got a fresh twist.1:00pm/6:00pm
L’EscargotTuck into a quintessentially French meal from a seasonally-changing menu.1:00pm/5:30pm/6:00pm/10:30pm
Wildwood Shaftesbury AvenueServing seasonal specials, there’s combination of classics and modern signatures to look forward to.5:30pm
Zizzi Central St GilesNewly renovated, the Italian restaurant serves tasty, authentic dishes from pizza, pasta and risotto to salads and indulgent desserts.1:00pm/6:00pm