About Shaw Theatre
Welcome to the Shaw Theatre!
In the heart of London, the 446-seat Shaw Theatre has played host to a wide range of drama, dance, musical theatre and concerts. The Shaw theatre first opened in 1971 under the name of the Bedforbury theatre (named after Lord Bedforbury). The same year, its vast history began with its opening play Zigger Zagger by Peter Terson.
In 1998, it went under a colossal renovation and was renamed the Shaw Theatre. It was named after the notorious Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who spent his later life in the Kings Cross area. The theatre looked to celebrate his works and importance in the theatrical world.
During its time, it saw many famous artists perform and rehearse, such as Elton John (1972), Linda Lewis (1972), Mia Farrow (1972), Queen (1985), Van Morrison (2005), Dionne Warwick (2006) and Boy George (2008).
The vibrant theatre plays a significant role in the cultural landscape of Kings Cross.
Outside the venue is the contemporary sculpture St Joan by artist Keith Grant, in recognition of Shaw’s play of the same name, which is generally considered to be one of his most important works. Shaw had long considered writing about Joan of Arc, and her canonisation supplied a strong incentive. The play was an international success, and is believed to have led to his Nobel Prize for Literature.
How to hire us:
We have a beautiful auditorium and rehearsal space available to hire.
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The Shaw Theatre is part of the Pullman London St Pancras, a four star hotel with 312 rooms and the award-winning GA restaurant. It is located three minutes’ walk from St Pancras Station and five minutes’ walk from both Euston and King’s Cross Stations, which link London to the rest of the UK.