A complete guide to the Sondheim Theatre in London

By | Posted on 09-May-2020

A complete guide to the Sondheim Theatre in London

Find out more at the Sondheim Theatre with our complete guide to the West End playhouse. Book Les Miserables tickets now.

Guide to London’s Sondheim Theatre in the West End

Where is the Sondheim Theatre?

The Sondheim Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue (W1D 6BA) in London. It’s close to many West End theatres including the Apollo Theatre, the Gielgud Theatre and the Lyric Theatre.

How do I get to the Sondheim Theatre?

The Sondheim Theatre is in central London. The nearest rail station is Charing Cross, which is a ten minute walk from the theatre.

Visiting the Sondheim via bus? You’ll want to board these following London bus routes to ensure you’re on the right way!

Shaftesbury Avenue: 12, 14, 19, 38
Regent Street: 6, 13, 15, 23, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Can I travel to the Sondheim Theatre by tube?

Are you using the London Underground to get to the Sondheim? The nearest tube station is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly), which is a five-minute walk from the theatre. There’s also tube stations at Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly) which are close by too.

When did the Sondheim Theatre open?

Originally named the Queen’s Theatre, the venue was opened in 1907 as a twin to the Hicks Theatre (now the Gielgud Theatre). Sustaining damage in World War II,  the theatre was eventually reopened in 1959 with John Gielgud reciting Shakespeare sonnets. Recent shows at the Sondheim include The Rocky Horror Show. In 2019, the theatre was closed for renovation and renamed after the American composer, Stephen Sondheim.

What show is currently at the Sondheim Theatre?

Les Miserables reviews

The Sondheim Theatre is currently home to a brand new production of Les Miserables, which reopened in the West End in December 2019. Based on Victor Hugo’s novel, join the French revolutionaries in Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s epic musical, with songs including “One Day More” and “Stars”. It’s London’s longest-running musical and it continues to wow audiences from all over the world. Book your Les Miserables tickets now.

How many seats are inside the Sondheim Theatre?

After recent renovations, there’s 1,088 seats inside the Sondheim Theatre across three seating levels. There’s 477 stalls seats, 295 dress circle seats and 316 grand circle seats.

Where should I sit at the Sondheim Theatre?

Sondheim Theatre

To your left, you can see a full seating plan of the Sondheim, so you can see every seat that’s available inside the auditorium.

Booking Les Miserables tickets with Encore Tickets? When selecting tickets for your desired performance, you’ll be able to see all our deals on performances of Les Miserables, as well as advice on premium seating and restricted views. There’s also tips on seating at the theatre with our guide, as well as the different types of theatre you can visit.

What restaurants are near the Sondheim Theatre?

RestaurantAbout the restaurantReservation Times
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly CircusWalk in and be wowed by the walls adorned with authentic, one-ofa-kind memorabilia from decades of music history, featuring items from British music legends and international stars alike.5:00pm
Old Compton BrasseriePoised as the neighbourhood’s artistic outpost, guests can enjoy cocktails from an award-winning mixologist and contemporary British food in a relaxed yet creative setting.12:00pm/5:30pm
Planet HollywoodLocated in London’s vibrant Haymarket district Planet Hollywood boasts ultra cool Hollywood style décor, presenting mouth-watering menu additions and exciting new pieces of movie memorabilia.1:00pm/5:45pm/10:30pm