Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre

Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street


(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

Please note: the location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

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Harold Pinter Theatre Information

Getting There

By Rail

Charing Cross mainline station is the closest and is approximately 10 minutes walk. Exit the station onto Strand, cross over and head up Duncannon Street. Turn right onto St Martin's Place which leads you into Charing Cross Road. Continue on Charing Cross Road until you reach Shaftesbury Avenue on your left hand side. Turn left and continue until you reach Rupert Street, turn right into Rupert Street.

By Car

If you are driving, there are NCP car parks at the following addresses:

Brewer Street
Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0LA

Covent Garden
Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5NT

Selkirk House, Museum Street, London, WC1A 1JP
You can see these, and other NCP car parks on their website http://www.ncp.co.uk/

However, you can participate in the Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme and get 50% off your parking costs by validating your parking ticket in the foyer at the theatre.

For more information on Q-Parks Theatreland Parking Scheme either call +44 (0)870 442 0104 or visit Q-Parks website http://www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland

The closest participating car park for the Harold Pinter Theatre is at Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2TS. The daytime rate for this car park is £6.50 per hour, up to 4 hours, and after that it is £38 for up to 24 hours.

If you are driving into London please remember the congestion charge zone for central London which applies from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, at a cost of £11.50 (£1 less if you pre-register your car at a cost of £10).

To pay your congestion charge online go to https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/congestion-charge?cid=pp020

Alternatively, plan your journey using Transport for London journey planner https://tfl.gov.uk/plan-a-journey/

Access Information

The Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has additional facilities for autistic children or adults and/or those with learning difficulties. Please contact the theatre direct for more information on 0844 871 7677.

Both the foyer and box office are at street level and so provide access to wheelchairs. There can be up to 4 wheelchair spaces for each performance and small scooters can also be accommodated.

The use of either headsets or systems worn around the neck can be provided. The use of this equipment is currently free but a refundable deposit of Pounds 10 is required when you collect the equipment from the cloakroom.

The theatre welcomes guide dogs in all areas of the theatre.

Unfortunately there are no fully accessible toilets in the theatre but the restaurant opposite, Strada, kindly offers the use of their facilities. A member of staff will be available to assist.

For any further information please contact the theatre on 0844 871 7677

In The Area

Cash/ATM – HSBC branches can be found at 455 Strand or 17 Gerrard St; Nat West branch can be found at 208 Piccadilly.

Eating – opposite the theatre is a choice of Strada or Nonnas Kitchen. Next to the theatre is a Korean restaurant called Yori. On the far corner of Panton St there is an Angus Steak House and Pizza Express.

Drinking – on the corner of Panton St and Oxendon St is the Tom Cribb public house or further down Oxendon St, at number 7 is The Comedy Pub, with a room upstairs for live stand-up comedy.


Designed by Thomas Verity, it was built in just 6 months, opening in October 1881, but as the Royal Comedy Theatre. It was subsequently known just as the Comedy Theatre until 2011 when it became the Harold Pinter Theatre. The announcement of the name change came from ATG in September 2011. The renaming was a tribute to one of the most influential modern British dramatists – Harold Pinter. Pinter was an actor, director, playwright and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

The theatre has been home to hugely successful shows such as Savages, The Rocky Horror Show, Talking Heads, Six Degrees of Separation, The Homecoming and The Caretaker, to name but a few. Stars who have graced the stage include Paul Scofield, Alan Bennett, Patricia Routledge, Maureen Lipman, Michael Gambon, Ewan McGregor, Edward Fox and Peter Bowles.

Sunny Afternoon, the musical based on the music of The Kinks, is enjoying a very successful run at the theatre in 2015.

Venue Hire

The ATG theatres can be hired for private use, for more information visit the website http://westendtheatrehire.atg.co.uk/