If you love the thrill of the stage then Pimlico couldn’t be a better location for you. We are in walking distance of a number of amazing theatres showing the best that London has to offer from big band musicals to cutting edge new plays.
Royal Court Theatre
A 20min walk or a short taxi ride away in trendy Sloane Square is the Royal Court Theatre. Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and all over the globe. This theatre plays a pivotal role in promoting new voices. This June catch Khandan (Family) by Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, a warm and funny new play about tradition and ambition.
St James Theatre
St. James Theatre features a 312 seat theatre, a 100 seat Studio space, a brasserie and lobby bar offering delicious food, fine wines and cocktail, plus the Carrara Restaurant. Buckingham Palace adjacent, it was built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, which was damaged by a fire in 2002 and subsequently demolished.
This June don’t missCarrington-Brown: Dream A Little Dream. The multi award winning, multi-lingual, music and comedy duo Carrington-Brown perform spoofs of everything from Pop to Opera and Jazz to Bollywood.
The Apollo Theatre opposite Victoria train station opened in 1930 as a cinema and variety theatre. It became known as a home for the best musical theatre including The Sound of Music, Starlight Express and now the award-winning Wicked.
Victoria Palace Theatre
Another theatre in Victoria, the Palace Theatre is host to Billy Elliot the musical. The theatre began life as a small concert room above the stables of the Royal Standard Hotel, a small hotel and tavern built in 1832. At the opening in 1911, a gilded statue of ballerina Anna Pavlova had been installed above the cupola of the theatre. This was taken down for its safety during World War II, and was lost. In 2006, a replica of the original statue was restored in its place.
Tea House Theatre
If you’re looking for something a bit different the Tea House Theatre is based in an old Victorian public house that opened in 1886 on the site of the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens; immortalised as the ‘Vanity Fair’ in Thackeray’s eponymous novel. While serving tea and cakes in the front room the back plays host to an array of theatre, film and musical offerings. On the 25th May experience the Teatime Wonder Game. A surreal performance that draws upon an eclectic and bizarre mix of Alice in Wonderland, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Peter Pan and Monty Python’s Circus.
Part of the Chelsea Fringe Festival, the performance aims to detach the audience and participants from the rush of their everyday lives, leave worries about the future and regrets of the past behind and be in the here and now – and experience their surroundings with all their senses.