Previously named the Queen's Theatre, the venue reopened as the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019. Built in 1907, the Sondheim Theatre is situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, as one of six venues on the theatrical road.
Among the countless notable shows to have graced this stage include The Trial of Mary Dugan, Halfway Up A Tree and Shadowlands.
The theatre sustained considerable damage during WWII. The exterior was completely destroyed and significant damage was done to the front of house and dress and upper circles. The theatre remained closed for almost twenty years after the war, until it was finally restored and reopened in 1959. The theatre underwent further refurbishment in 2009, increasing the capacity and generally improving the front of house experience for patrons.
Les Miserables moved from the Palace Theatre to the Sondheim Theatre in 2004, closing on 13th July 2019. A concert version of Les Miserables opened at the Gielgud Theatre in August 2019. Here's why you need to see Les Miserables at the Sondheim Theatre.