This stunning venue, with newly decorated interiors, and its central location, in the prestigious new development area of Regent Street, makes the Piccadilly Theatre a truly unique space for hire. The theatre is also one of our most flexible spaces; with multiple bars and a large capacity auditorium, the venue is suitable for a range of events, from larger showcases and auditorium conferences, to smaller business meetings.
The Piccadilly Theatre is available for hire all day and evening on Monday’s and certain weekdays between 10am-4pm (earlier starts can be facilitated).
The theatre first opened in 1928, as one of the largest theatres to be built in London. Originally the theatre operated as a cinema, and premiered The Singing Fool, the first talking picture to be shown in Britain. It has since hosted a variety of prestigious shows, from a season of plays directed by Peter Hall, to Guys and Dolls and Grease. Among those to grace its stage are such notable actors as Sir Ian Mckellen, Dame Judi Dench and Michael Pennington.
Like many of our older theatres, the building also has its own resident ghost, Evelyn Laye, the female lead in the theatre’s opening play Blue Eyes. Her presence has been felt by staff and actors working in the building, showing itself as an unsettling pushing force on the victim. Evelyn’s photo is currently on display by the Stalls Bar!