The Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

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The Royal Comedy Theatre opened in 1881 but soon lost its regal forename, becoming the Comedy Theatre. For years it was at the cutting edge of the West End, presenting the UK premieres of Miller's A View From the Bridge and Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. It also ran a theatre club which, by presenting exclusive performances of plays that had been banned by the Lord Chamberlain's Office, helped to rob that office of credibility, and soon killed off the British government's censorship of theatre. In 2011, it paid tribute to the late Harold Pinter by taking his name, and despite the occasional flirtation with musicals, presents mostly straight drama.

The nearest Tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo/Northern), Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo/Piccadilly) and Leicester Square (Piccadilly/Northern); Charing Cross station is also the main terminal for Southeastern. Bus stops near the theatre are served by routes 14, 19, 24, 29, 38 and 176.

Visitors who are on the autistic spectrum, or who have learning difficulties, can download a visual story from the theatre website to help them enjoy their visit.

  • Open since: 1881

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Nice Fish

  • Directed by: Claire van Kampen
  • Written by: Louis Jenkins

Mark Rylance returns to the West End opposite Jim Lichtscheidl in the London transfer of the hit New York comedy about two old friends searching for answers on a frozen Minnesota lake as the ice is beginning to creak and groan. Written by Rylance in a unique collaboration with contemporary prose poet Louis Jenkins…

Mon 12 Dec

Tue 13 Dec

…and 51 more dates until 11 Feb 2017

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • Directed by: James Macdonald
  • Written by: Edward Albee

All And Sundry perform the play about marital discontent.

Wed 22 Feb 2017

Thu 23 Feb 2017

Fri 24 Feb 2017

…and 79 more dates until 27 May 2017

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