Hampstead Theatre first opened as a Scout Hall in 1959. 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.
Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 1960. 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, Felicity Kendal Tamsin Greig have appeared in Hampstead Theatre shows.
Shows from the Hampstead Theatre have also transferred to the West End, including Caroline, or Change and The Moderate Soprano.
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Bus numbers: 46, 113, 187, 268, 603
Night bus numbers: N113