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