The Criterion is one of the West End's older theatres, having opened in 1874, and has successfully resisted development of the area to survive as one of the best-restored Victorian theatres in the city. In the mid-20th century it helped to launch the careers of Terrence Rattigan and Samuel Beckett, and since 2006 it's hosted a hit adaptation of The 39 Steps.
The theatre entrance is on Piccadilly Circus, making for a rather obvious choice of Tube station, Piccadilly Circus itself (Bakerloo/Piccadilly); for Northern Line access, try Leicester Square, about 3 minutes' walk to the east. The Circus itself is served by the 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15,19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159 and 453 bus routes.
- Open since: 1874
Events at this venue
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The Comedy About a Bank Robbery
- Directed by: Mark Bell
- Written by: Jonathan Sayer, Henry Lewis, Henry Shields
Eight incompetent crooks attempt to outwit a snoozing security guard in Mischief Theatre's comedy.