Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre

Address:
Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Capacity: 
325 (Main House) / 80 (Studio Downstairs)

Hampstead Theatre first opened as a Scout Hall in 1959, and was later a portacabin from the 1960s. But it wasn't until 2003 that a purpose-built Hampstead Theatre opened. With two venues, it's now a London home for new writing and groundbreaking productions.

Early works that premiered at the Hampstead Theatre include Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter, which is due to be revived for the theatre's 60th anniversary. Writers whose works premiered at the Hampstead Theatre include Mike Leigh, Michael Frayn, Debbie Tucker Green and Roy Williams.

The Hampstead Theatre has a seating capacity of 325, but its intimate, cosy theatre has attracted some of the world's greatest stars. Over the years, actors including Jude Law, John Malkovich and Felicity Kendal have all performed in north London. More recently, actresses like Maureen Lipman, Tamsin Greig and Maxine Peake have all been in Hampstead Theatre shows.  Shows from the Hampstead Theatre have also transferred to the West End, including Caroline, or Change and The Moderate Soprano.

 

Seating Plan
Hampstead Theatre seat plan
Hampstead Theatre Map and Travel Info
Nearest tube: 
Swiss Cottage
Tube lines: 
Jubilee Line
Location: 
Fringe/Off West End
Bus numbers: 
46, 113, 187, 268, 603
Night bus numbers: 
N113
Within congestion zone?: 
No
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