Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre London

Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road,

Blood Brothers ran at the Phoenix Theatre since 1991, after opening at the Lyric Theatre in 1983 and being subsequently revived at the Albery Theatre in 1988. After opening in 1930, The Phoenix Theatre’s first production was Noel Coward’s Private Lives which boasted the impressive ensemble of Noel Coward himself, Gertrude Lawrence, Adrienne Allen and a budding Laurence Olivier. Since its inception, the theatre has only undergone one major overhaul in 1966 which included the construction of the Noel Coward Bar opened by the great man himself in 1969. The Theatre began to gain further notoriety when it staged a number of very successful musicals throughout the eighties and nineties including Stephen Schwarz’s The Baker’s Wife. Blood Brothers holds the record for the theatre’s longest running show for its time in residence between November 1991 – November 2012. Which show will be the next to run for 21 years at the Phoenix?

Upcoming shows at the Phoenix Theatre

Whilst the time is up for Mrs Johnstone and the twins, there are plenty of new shows coming to the Phoenix Theatre to take their place. Arguably the most exciting show to come to the Phoenix will be the West End debut of Once. The 8 time Tony Award winning show is transferring from Broadway following huge success and critical acclaim. Will Once be the next show to survive 21 years at the Phoenix Theatre?


Location/Getting there

The theatre is a five minute walk from Leicester Square tube station (Phoenix Theatre map) which is serviced by the Northern and Piccadilly lines and Tottenham Court Road Station serviced by the Northern and Central lines. National Rail services also operate from Charing Cross train station, approximately a ten minute walk from the theatre down Charing Cross Road.


There are 1,012 seats over three levels: Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle. The Stalls are located on the ground floor and are the closest the stage. The Dress Circle is located above the Stalls and offer brilliant views of the overall setting. The Upper Circle is the highest seating area, and some views may be restricted from some seats in this section. However, sitting in the Upper Circle is a lot cheaper than anywhere else.

View from the back of the Stalls in the Phoenix Theatre London

Below is our video of the interior of the Phoenix Theatre, and the view from the Stalls:

  • Victoria
    #1 written by Victoria  6 years ago

    Anyone know where the best seats are which are not that expensive?
    Thank you

    • Alice
      #2 written by Alice  6 years ago

      Hi Victoria,

      My suggestion is to get seats towards the back of the Stalls, as the view is still quite good but the price is cheaper than seats in the middle and front of the Stalls. Also worth a look are similar seats in the back of the Dress Circle, but you may feel a little far from the stage.

      The other option is going for the rock-bottom priced tickets in the Upper Circle. You will definitely find cheap tickets in this section but if you want a good view then these are probably not the best seats.

      My advice would be to go for rear Stalls.

      Hope this helps!


  • George
    #3 written by George  6 years ago

    hi, reccomend the very front row(or possibly second if theres a safety rail or lighting rig in the way of a front row seat) of the upper circle

  • Philipp
    #4 written by Philipp  5 years ago

    Shame that Blood Brothers does not run anymore. It’s a great musical. I have seen it three times and was just about to buy tickets for it and had to realise that it’s over.

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