St James Theatre
12 Palace Street
Head northeast on Wilton Road (towards Victoria Street), Continue onto Allington Street, turn left to stay on Allington Street, turn right onto Warwick Row, continue onto Palace Place, turn right onto Palace Street and the theatre will be on y
One of the West End’s newest theatres is located on Palace Street, near to Buckingham Palace, and seats 312 people. Not to be confused with the similarly named St James’s Theatre that sat on Duke Street from 1835 to 1957, this new venue has been entertaining audiences with a range of shows from an array of talented artists since it opened in September 2012.
The designers of the building were Foster Wilson Architects and they have now contributed something to the capital that will likely entertain audiences for many years to come and they can stand by names like Bertie Crewe and W.G.R Sprague as architects to provide London with one of its famous venues. But the design is not limited to an eye-catching exterior, it also boasts some memorable interiors that will greet audiences upon their arrival.
Since the venue opened it has been the host of shows like Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig, which was the first seen at the venue in September 2012, Tell Me On A Sunday, which appeared in 2014 before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the months that followed, and Urinetown The Musical, among others. Its relatively quick turnaround (for a West End theatre) ensures that audiences can find something new upon their next visit.
St James’s Theatre offers something a little different than the usually West End experience and it is here that some brand new productions can be seen before they land on a bigger stage in Theatreland. So visiting the venue could mean seeing some of the biggest shows in town before they’ve made their name!
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