UK Travel Guide


Comedy Theatre

Designed in 1881 by Thomas Verity the Comedy played host to Sarah Bernhardt and the premiere of works by Somerset Maugham. Up until the end of the Second World War the theatre staged mainly light entertainment and revues, but in 1956 took a central role in the campaign to change censorship laws. By changing its name to The New Watergate Club and charging a small club subscription the theatre was able to stage plays previously refused a licence by the Lord Chamberlain. Following the change in law the theatre reverted to its original name and continued to show controversial shows including A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg and Savages. 'Horror' musicals took over in the 1970's and 1980's with the production of The Rocky Horror Show and Little Shop Of Horrors.

Located at: Panton Street, London, SW1

Telephone: 020 7369 1731

Opens: Monday - Saturday at 7:30pm, Matinees, Wednesday and Saturday 3pm

Cost: 7.50 - 27.50 according to seat

Closest Subway Station: Piccadilly Circus Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)