Harold Pinter Theatre
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The Harold Pinter Theatre, formerly known as The Comedy Theatre, is a London West End theatre that opened on Panton Street on 15th October 1881. It was known then as the Royal Comedy Theatre. The theatre was designed by Thomas Verity and built in just six months in painted stucco stone and brick. By 1884 it was known as just the Comedy Theatre.
The Harold Pinter's reputation grew through World War I when Charles Blake Cochran and André Charlot presented their famous revue shows. In the mid-1950s West End's Harold Pinter Theatre underwent major reconstruction and re-opened in December 1955, the auditorium remains essentially that of 1881, with three tiers of horseshoe-shaped balconies.
As of 8th of September 2011, The Comedy Theatre was renamed as The Harold Pinter Theatre and famously put on a marathon season of Pinter shows from 2018-19 dubbed the Pinter at the Pinter season.
There is level access to the Harold Pinter Theatre main entrance, situated on Panton Street. This leads directly to the theatre foyer and Box Office. There is a drop-off point located outside the theatre.
An alternative entrance is available to the left of the main entrance, through a side exit on Oxenden Street and over a temporary ramp. There is level access from the foyer to the Dress Circle, making it accessible for wheelchair users. All other sections must be reached by stairs, as there is no customer lift. There are 4 accessible wheelchair spaces at the rear of the Dress Circle. Seats in front of these spaces can be moved forward to accommodate larger chairs or smaller scooters.
Nearest tube stations: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square
Nearest train station: London Charing Cross station
Bus: 14, 19, 38
If you're driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of the Q-Park Theatreland Parking Scheme saving you 50% off car parking after 12pm and for up to 4 hours. To qualify, present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office. Please note the discount does not apply to the pre-booking service, for full terms and conditions, participating car parks and locations visit Q-Park.