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London Theatres

London’s legendary theatre scene is one of the many reasons to jump on a train and visit the city. The West End theatre district is a stone’s throw from our terminal stations, Fenchurch Street and Liverpool Street, and contains some of the world’s most famous musicals, sharp-edge comedies, award-winning plays and numerous contemporary alternative productions that will inspire and entertain in equal measure.

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The best theatres in London

National Theatre

With over 30 productions a year, the National Theatre on London’s South Bank is a mecca for something out of the ordinary from contemporary writers to Greek tragedies.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL to Waterloo or walk along the South Bank

The Barbican

The Barbican is the largest performing arts centres in Europe and hosts music, theatre, film and dance performances. Its varied schedule includes big hitters and fresh new talent all just a short walk for London Fenchurch Street station.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL to Barbican

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

For fresh on the scene emerging talent, Theatre Royal is the place to break new ground with contemporary musicals bringing urban music to mainstream British theatre.

Nearest c2c station: Stratford or West Ham change for DLR

Shakespeare’s Globe

Take a seat in the master’s globe and experience Shakespeare in London’s very own time machine. Built as a near-replica to the original Globe theatre which caught fire during a technical hitch involving a cannon ball over 400 years ago, expect a Shakespearean level of detail, realistically uncomfortable seats and reasonable prices. Check out what plays The Globe Theatre are showing at the moment. 

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL to Blackfriars

The Old Vic

One of London’s most reputed theatres The Old Vic stage has seen been home to world-class actors since 1818 including Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. Recent performances include Kevin Spacey and Richard Armitage.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL to Waterloo

Young Vic

With a reputation for bringing the brightest young directors and theatre talent to major theatre, The Young Vic has captured the hearts of many as the place to see up and coming talent without the price-tag.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL

Playhouse

Located in the heart of London by Trafalgar Square this once burlesque famed theatre is now owned by the BBC and features dramas to knock your socks off! Check out The Playhouse's latest offerings for edge of your seat drama.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL

Gielgud Theatre

Built in 1906 the classical looking Gielgud theatre attracts the best in modern productions. With a reputation for finding the next big thing, directors here push the boundaries of the realm of the stage.

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL

Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre

Set in the heart of Regent’s Park, brave the outdoors with scintillating low-tech enactments at Regent's Park Open-Air Theatre. Past performance including adaptations from the works of Shakespeare, Chekov as well as popular modern dramas. 

Nearest c2c station: London Fenchurch Street change for TFL to Regent's Park