The glitzy and glamourous 2019 charity event of the West End Eurovision song contest was held in the Adelphi Theatre on The Strand which is currently the home of the Musical Waitress. The aim of the event is to raise money for the charity Mad Trust - Make a difference Trust which was founded in 2008 by David Pendlebury, together with Melanie Tranter and Julian … [Read more...]
Her Majesty's Theatre London Tickets - The Phantom of The Opera News & Reviews
The multi-award winning The Phantom of The Opera musical continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End, after more than 10,000 performances (celebrated its 10,000th performance on 23 October 2010).
Andrew Lloyd Webber's mesmerising score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Age Restrictions: Recommended for ages 10 and over. Under 5s will not be admitted. Parental guidance advised.
Show Opened: 27th September 1986
Important Info: The sides of the Grand Circle are side view restricted. The rear of the Stalls and Royal Circle are restricted by the overhang.
Her Majesty’s Theatre London
57 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL
Venue and Travel Information
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Tube Lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Directions from nearest tube: Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approximately 200 metres.
Railway Station: Charing Cross
Bus Numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 23, 38, 53, 88, 139, 159
Night Bus Numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 88, 139, 453, N8, N19, N38, N97, N3, N13, N15, N136, N159
Car Park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street
Within Congestion Zone: Yes
Venue Facilities: Air conditioned, Bar, Disabled toilets, Infrared hearing loop, Toilets and Wheelchair accessible
Her Majesty’s Theatre London
The current Her Majesty’s Theatre is actually the 4th theatre to occupy this site. The first was called The Queen’s Theatre, being built by Sir John Vanbrugh and opened on 9th April 1705.
The theatre was re-named to The Kings Theatre in 1714 when King George I ascended the throne. The theatre was generally associated with opera, until 1789 when the theatre was destroyed by fire. The 2nd theatre was by designed by Michael Novosielski and opened in March 1791. This theatre was once more associated with opera, as well as ballet. It was here that some of Mozart’s opera were first presented in London.
In 1837 the name of the theatre was changed to Her Majesty’s Theatre Italian Opera House at the time Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. The Italian Opera House segment of the name was dropped in 1847. In December 1867 the theatre was again destroyed by fire.
The theatre was reconstructed in 1869, and this time designed by Charles Lee. In 1892 the theatre was demolished leaving only the Royal Opera Arcade. The current, and 4th theatre on this site was designed by C J Phipps and opened on 28th April 1897. Now it was plays that were mostly performed, with the occasional opera. In 1916 Chu Chin Chow began a record-breaking run of 2,238 performances.
In 1929 Bitter Sweet by Noel Coward was produced and enjoyed a run of 697 performances. Following the Second World War the theatre generally presented musicals, which included Brigadoon in 1949, Paint Your Wagon in 1953, West Side Story in 1958 and the classic Fiddler On The Roof in 1967 which had a run of 2,030 performances. The current production of Phantom of the Opera, opened on 9th October 1986.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that David Thaxton will play ‘The Phantom’ for a limited run from Monday 10 December 2018. As previously confirmed, Tim Howar will play his contracted dates with Mike and the Mechanics. His final performance as ‘The Phantom’ will be on Saturday 8 December and he will return to the role from Monday … [Read more...]
As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its 33rd year, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to announce that Tim Howar will play ‘The Phantom’ for an initial run from 3rd September - 8th December 2018. Also joining the cast on 3 September 2018 will be Kimberly Blake as ‘Carlotta Giudicelli’ and Ross Dawes as ‘Monsieur Firmin’. Continuing in … [Read more...]
After 4 years away, West End Eurovision came back with a bang! In aid of Theatre MAD Trust (The Make A Difference Trust), the West End community again show how generous they are by putting on a fantastic production that you could just tell had taken a lot of people many hours to put together. I've been to many of the West End Eurovision concerts in the past … [Read more...]
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s incredible masterpiece The Phantom of The Opera, continues its unprecedented West End run. The Phantom of The Opera (in French Le Fantome de l’Opera) founded on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel, is a haunting story of seduction and despair. Synopsis The Phantom of the Opera is set in the Paris Opera House during the 19th century, where the … [Read more...]
After more than 32 years in the West End, The Phantom of the Opera continues to sound marvellous. Actually, it sounds even better these days, as it’s a relative rarity, mostly for commercial reasons, for shows to boast an orchestra of twenty-seven members (aside from the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, whose performances are one-off specials in concert format). … [Read more...]
As The Phantom of the Opera heads into its 32nd year, the producers are delighted to announce key cast changes for “THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA”. Joining the cast from 4 September are Ben Lewis who will play the title role of ‘The Phantom’, Kelly Mathieson as ‘Christine Daaé’ and Jeremy Taylor as ‘Raoul’. Joining them is Amy Manford as the alternate ‘Christine … [Read more...]
The Phantom of the Opera is now booking to Saturday 3rd March 2018. Now in its 31st glorious year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to mesmerise and entrance audiences at Her Majesty's Theatre, London and around the world. Ben Forster continues to star as 'The Phantom' alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daae' and Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul'. Joining the … [Read more...]
Ben Forster will extend his run as ‘The Phantom’ until Saturday 2nd September in the smash hit Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty’s Theatre in the West End, the show also stars Celinde Schoenmaker as ‘Christine Daae’ and Nadim Naaman as ‘Raoul’. They are joined by Siôn Lloyd as ‘Monsieur Firmin’; Mark Oxtoby as … [Read more...]