The Phoenix Theatre is a west-end theatre situated on Charing Cross Road close to Covent Garden with the entrance to the venue in Phoenix Street.
The theatre is a Grade II listed building and is currently owned by the Ambassadors Theatre Group. The building was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Bertie Crewe, and Cecil Massey with a restrained neoclassical exterior, but has an interior designed in an Italianate style by Theodore Komisarjevsky. The Phoenix first opened its doors to the public on 24th September 1930 with the première of Noel Coward's 'Private Lives', who also appeared in the play along with Gertrude Lawrence, Adrienne Allen, and a young Laurence Olivier. Coward returned to the theatre in 1936 to showcase 'Tonight At 8.30' and again in 1952 with 'Quadrille'.
In1969, the theatre's long and fruitful association with Noel Coward was celebrated in honour of his 70th birthday with a midnight matinee and the foyer bar was renamed the Noel Coward Bar.
A number of successful plays have been performed at the Phoenix, including John Gielgud's 'Love For Love' as well as several plays by Terence Rattigan, and in 1968, a musical version of Chaucers 'Canterbury Tales'ran for around two thousand performances!
Many musicals in the 1980s and there were also a number of plays by Shakespeare but the production of Willy Russell's Blood Brothers, which transferred from The Albery Theatre in 1991 became the longest running production ever to be staged at the theatre. The current show at the Phoenix Theatre is the uplifting musical, Come From Away.
Theatre tickets to all performances at the Phoenix Theatre in London are available to book securely through this website.
How Can I Find Cheap Tickets To The Phoenix Theatre?
If you are looking to save money on tickets it is advisable to steer clear of weekends and performances during peak times such as school holidays. The uplifting and feelgood nature of this amazing show has taken everyone by surprise and it is undoubtedly on of the biggest success stories in the West End in recent years however we are beginning to see some value creeping in for midweek performances and discounts can be found in certain quiet weeks if you look. When searching for value in the West End it is always worth looking at the weeks that follow on from half term holidays especially in the quieter dark months such as February when a general lack of footfall in London will always produce value to the consumer.
Are There Tickets At The Phoenix Theatre That Should Be Avoided?
It is always advisable to check the seating plan before making a decision on which tickets to choose. The Phoenix Theatre does not have too many seats with a restricted view and the seats that are R/V should be clearly marked as such on the seating plan as well as on the ticket itself. The level of restriction should also be reflected in the price (for example, if a seat priced at £15 is next to a seat priced at £150 it is a safe bet to assume that the restriction will be pretty severe!) When it comes to clear view seats however, checking the price differentials can save you a lot of money as all of the different price bands have to have a cut off point by default and it is there that the real value lies as you can very often find tickets either next to each other or in front of each other that have a massive difference in the price tag yet they both have a completely clear view of the stage! The savings are there if you look.
Do They Ever Discount Tickets To The Phoenix Theatre?
They do but not often. There will always be quiet weeks in a supply and demand business like the West End and bargain hunting for tickets during off peak weeks and for Monday to Thursday performances can yield big dividends. The official shops in and around Leicester Square also have on occasion access to certain discount rates midweek that you will rarely find online and never at the box office so if you prefer to make the effort to go into town to book tickets through retail outlets rather than online it can sometimes bring savings.
Are Upper Circle Tickets At The Phoenix Theatre Any Good?
The Phoenix Theatre is not one of the largest venues in the West End so as long as the seats do not come with a restriction then the Upper Circle tickets are generally speaking fairly priced. It is always advisable to check the seating plan before booking though to make sure that you know exactly where in the auditorium you will be sitting so that you can get a proper idea of what the view of the stage will be like from that vantage point. There should always be a direct correlation between the product that you are receiving and the price that you are paying so checking the seating plan prior to purchase will always increase the odds in the favour of the consumer and reduce the chance of disappointment.
Seating PlanPhoenix Theatre Seating Plan
AddressCharing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Tottenham Court Road
Directions from nearest tube
(3mins) Take Tottenham Court Road south (towards Leicester Square) and the theatre will be on your left after 100 metres.
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 29, 176; (Shaftesbury Avenue) 19, 38
Night Bus Numbers
(Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176 N29, N41, N279; (Shaftesbury Avenue) N5, N19, N20, N38
Within Congestion Zone