Photo credit: Trafalgar Studios (Photo by Andy Roberts on Flickr) 

Trafalgar Theatre to open as new West End theatre in Spring 2021

The new theatre will combine the Trafalgar Studios into a single auditorium.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

CEOs of Trafalgar Entertainment Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire announce the launch of a brand new West End venue, set to open in Spring 2021. Named the Trafalgar Theatre, the playhouse will combine the two smaller studio spaces at Trafalgar Studios into a larger West End house.

Panter and Squire said, "We need to be responsive to the demands of an ever-changing theatre landscape and consider the expectations of a modern London theatre-going audience. The refurbishment of the Trafalgar Theatre has created a larger auditorium space... the transformative period we are all currently in has presented us all with great challenges which as a company we are working to try to overcome. We intend to continue to adapt, innovate and invest in the future."

The Grade II listed Trafalgar Theatre will feature a new single auditorium, with a capacity similar to the Duke of York's Theatre and the Vaudeville Theatre. Seating will be across two levels: the stalls and dress circle.

The multi-million pound restoration project will also widen the stage, as well as new seating in the auditorium, a new foyer and improvements throughout the theatre.

The theatre first opened on 29 Sept. 1930, and was originally named the Whitehall Theatre. In 2003, it was reconfigured into two performance spaces. Previous shows at Trafalgar Studios include Killer Joe, The Grinning Man and Apologia. On Blueberry Hill was the final show to be performed at Trafalgar Studio One.

Shows set to open at Trafalgar Theatre are to be announced at a later date.

Photo credit: Trafalgar Studios (Photo by Andy Roberts on Flickr


Originally published on

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive London theatre updates!

Special offers, reviews and release dates for the best shows in town.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy