UK – London – Phoenix Theatre

Dates: 1930 – present

Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott, Bertie Crewe and Cecil Masey, and built on the site of a Music Hall, the Alcazar, which was demolished in 1930.

 

Once – Get-In (March 2013)

Once – Get-Out (March 2015)

There are 1,012 seats over three levels: Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle.

Past Productions

  • Come From Away (opened 30 January 2019, booking to 17 October 2020)
  • Chicago (26 March 2018 – 5 January 2019)
  • The Exorcist (October 20 2017 to March 10 2018)
  • The Girls (Feb 21 2017 – July 15 2017)
  • Dirty Dancing (December 6 2016 – January 2017)
  • The Last Tango (September 22 2016 – November 2016)
  • Guys and Dolls ( to August 21 2016) transferred from the Savoy Theatre
  • Bend it Like Beckham (15 May 2015 – )
  • Once: The Musical (March 2013 – 21 March 2015) opening night: 9 April
  • Goodnight Mr Tom ( – January 2013)
  • Blood Brothers (November 1991 to November 10th 2012) 21 year run
  • Into the Woods (1990 – ?) not running Aug 27 1991
  • The Baker’s Wife (1989)
  • The Biograph Girl (19 November 1980 – December 1980)
  • Night and Day (8 November 1978 – 1979)
  • Norman Is That You? (Opened 16 April 1975 – ) starring Harry Worth, Avril Angers
  • The Gingerbread Lady (Previews from ?18 October 1974, opened 23 October 1974-1975) by Neil Simon, starring Elaine Stritch
  • Edith Evans and Friends (19 September 1974 – 5 October 1974) starring Edith Evans
  • Play Mas (opened 21 August 1974, closed 16 September 1974) by Mustapha Matura, starring Rudolph Walker
  • Bloomsbury (Previews 3 July 1974, Opened July 10 1974, Closed 17 August 1974) by Peter Luke, starring Daniel Massey, Yvonne Mitchell, Clive Francis, Penelope Wilton, Moyra Fraser
  • Design for Living (Previews 20 November 1973, opened 21 November 1973, closed 8 June 1974) by Noel Coward, starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jeremy Brett, John Stride, Peter Bayliss
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (26 April 1973 – 10 November 1973) Musical, from The New York Shakespeare Festival. Directed by Mel Shapiro. Lighting by David Hersey. 
  • Canterbury Tales (21 March 1968 – 31 March 1973. 2080 performances) 
  • 1966 – Refurbishment. The Noel Coward Bar opened by Noel Coward in 1969.
  • Love for Love (April 1943) starring John Gielgud
  • Harlequinade (8 September 1948 – ?) by Terence Rattigan
  • The Browning Version (1948)
  • Tonight at Eight Thirty (1936 – ?)
  • Private Lives (24 September 1930 – 20 December 1930) a limited run starring Noel Coward, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrienne Allen, Laurence Olivier (after a premiere at the Kings’ Theatre, Edinburgh on 18 August 1930)

Equipment

1971 (from The Stage Guide)
Electrics: Strand LP board in FOH. Dimmers – 120; 3 presets; 6 groups. Circuits – FOH 36; Flies 49; Stage dips 11. Socket type – 15A BESA and 30A Reyrolle. Total capacity available – 300A on 3 phases. Special effects supply – 180A on 3 phases. Follow spots – 2 x Patt.265s in projection box. 

Links to information about equipment at Phoenix Theatre over the years

  • LP / System LP (Luminous Preset) (Strand)
  • Grand Master Board (Strand)
  • Light Palette (Strand)
  • Patt.265 (Strand)
  • Location


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