A theatre has stood on the site of His Majesty's Theatre since 1705. This incarnation of His Majesty’s Theatre opened in 1897. The theatre changed names from Her Majesty's Theatre to His Majesty's Theatre on 6 May 2023, in line with King Charles III's Coronation.
The His Majesty's Theatre auditorium is appropriately scaled to house musicals. Throughout the 20th century, a host of musicals played at Her Majesty's Theatre: Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story, On The Twentieth Century, Fiddler on the Roof and Bugsy Malone.
The theatre’s current tenant is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, which opened in October 1986 and is the theatre’s longest-running production. His Majesty's Theatre is currently owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatres Group.
The auditorium has four levels – Stalls, Royal Circle, Grand Circle and Balcony.
Views from the Stalls are very good. Other than the front row, the legroom is good throughout the Stalls.
The Royal Circle offers good views of the stage. The overhang of the Grand Circle could affect the view from seats in Row E onwards.
The Balcony's sharp rake of the seating ensures good views.
The Phantom of the Opera is at His Majesty's Theatre in London. His Majesty's Theatre is located on Haymarket. It's close to the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Piccadilly Circus.
Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (2mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.