In a world that’s becoming ever-more filled with screens of various shapes and sizes on phones, tablets, watches and televisions, a trip to the theatre can be a refreshing change. Theatres offer viewers a chance to be a part of a living, breathing story played out in front of them. What’s more, being able to hear the emotion in every syllable of speech echoing in the chamber offers a unique and authentic form of entertainment that is lost in television. Over and above this love of the craft, theatres are also a brilliant meeting spot for you to find like-minded theatre lovers, as well as offering a chance to speak to actors and directors about what you liked in their play after it’s finished.
If plays aren’t your thing, then a trip to the theatre can still be a brilliant evening out thanks to the array of stand-up comedy acts, cabaret and variety acts you can playing every night of the week near our luxury hotels London. It’s no wonder this cherished form of escapism has stood the test of time; why not check out these spots for the ultimate theatre experience near Mayfair?
A brilliant choice for younger theatre lovers staying at our nearby Mayfair hotels London, Soho Theatre is our capital’s most acclaimed location for comedy and cabaret acts. Soho’s vision is all about bringing through exciting and emerging new acts in ground-breaking fashion, and as a result is home to a vibrant mix of live and digital genres. Younger visitors will particularly enjoy the buzzing atmosphere that comes with the neon lighting and bars that can be found inside the venue. It provides the perfect environment for a night of side-splitting stand-up comedy.
Ever since it was opened on Boxing Day over 100 years ago in 1910, the London Palladium has been a place to see and be seen for many famous theatre-goers. It has hosted a massive variety of plays, concerts, stand-up gigs and variety acts over the years. Notable names to have performed at the Palladium include Harry Houdini, Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey and Bob Hope, to name but a few.
The London Palladium’s huge auditorium has three levels, and has been home to some of the best nights in UK theatre over recent years. Recent memorable shows include a fantastic rendition of Cats starring Nicole Scherzinger and a spellbinding production of The Wizard of Oz overseen by the immense theatre brain of Andrew Lloyd Webber. If you’re looking for the very biggest acts and productions, then chances are you’ll find them at the London Palladium.
Another grand old institution, Queen’s Theatre was opened as a West End theatre in 1907 and underwent an extensive refurbishment process in 2009 to give it increased capacity with new seating and boxes, as well as improved public areas. Queen’s Theatre saw it’s 11,000th production of Les Miserables in 2012, and is continuing to take bookings for this legendary play until March 2018. A great choice for theatre goers with a more traditional taste.