The Harold Pinter Theatre
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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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Directed by: James Macdonald
- Written by: Edward Albee
All And Sundry perform the play about marital discontent.