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Vue Cinema Piccadilly (Apollo)
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Screens: 5
Facilities.: Fully 3D-enabled Sony 4K Digital screens, Dolby 'Profound Sound' audio systems, SuperVue stepped seating.
Offers & Deals: Teens, Family, Child & Student discounts, Over 18s screenings, 2 for 1 cinema tickets every Wednesday for Orange mobile or broadband customers, Nectar discounts.
Address: 19 Lower Regent Street, London SW1Y 4LR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 224 0240, +44 871 220 6000

Cineworld Haymarket ( Visit Site )

Screens: 3
Facilities.: Advance screenings, Digital, 3D, Audio description, Guide dogs allowed, licensed bars, professional caterers, corporate deals on refreshments, additional audio, visual and lighting for corporate events.
Offers & Deals: Family discounts, 10% off ticket prices and no booking fees for 'myCineworld' customers.
Address: 63-65 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4RL, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 200 2000

Empire Leicester Square ( Visit Site )

Screens: 9
Facilities.: 3D, Bar, Booster seats, Empire Ballet, Self Serve Ticket Machines, Venue Hire, Full Stadium Seating, THX – 56K Watt certified sound system, The Casino at the Empire, Disabled Facilities, Infra Red Hearing Systems, Wheelchair access available in Screens 1, 4, 7 & 8.
Offers & Deals: Empire Jnrs for kids, Empire Seniors for adults, Empire Parent & Baby for parents/guardians and babies, 'Last chance to see Thursdays' screening of selected films at the end of their run.
Address: 5-6 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7NA, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 471 4714

ODEON Panton Street ( Visit Site )

Screens: 4
Facilities.: 3D, Disabled Facilities, Digital AES Sound, Automatic Ticket Machines, sweets, Ice cream, soft Drinks,fresh popcorn and hot food on sale.
Offers & Deals: deals on corporate events for up to 50 delegates.
Address: 11/18 Panton Street, London SW1Y 4DP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 224 4007, +44 871 224 1982

ODEON West End ( Visit Site )

Screens: 2
Facilities.: 3D, Disabled Facilities, Digital AES Sound, cash dispenser next door to the cinema.
Offers & Deals: deals on corporate events for up to 50 delegates.
Address: 40 Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7LP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 224 4007, +44 871 224 1982

Curzon Cinemas Mayfair ( Visit Site )

Screens: 2
Facilities.: housed in Grade II listed building, two Royal Boxes, upholstered seating, impressive screen (11 meters),3D, stage lighting, a spotlight and Dolby 5:1 digital sound, disabled access, fully licensed bar, Free Wi-Fi.
Offers & Deals: discounted ticket fees for non-peak times, discounted admission for Cineaste members,buy nine tickets get tenth free.
Address: 38 Curzon Street, London W1J 7TY, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 330 500 1331

Curzon Cinemas Soho ( Visit Site )

Screens: 3
Facilities.: THX certified sound, Dolby 5.1 surround sound, 3D, Free Wi-Fi, 35mm film projection, 2K digital projection, full disabled access, Curzon Soho Bar.
Offers & Deals: discounted ticket fees for non-peak times, discounted admission for Cineaste members
buy nine tickets get tenth free.
Address: 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 330 500 1331

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)

Screens: 2
Facilities.: screening of international rare artists' films, support independent releases and partner with leading film festivals. Venue hire for screenings, conferences, presentations, previews and panel discussions.
Address: The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 930 3647

Prince Charles Cinema (PCC)
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Screens: 2
Facilities.: repertory cinema, independent screen, hosts sing-a-long version of The Sound of Music for the last 5 years, venue hire, 35mm film projection, Dolby Digital Sound SRD, Prince Charles bar.
Offers & Deals: Membership scheme includes 10% discount at the Prince Charles bar, ticket savings, offers on local businesses, prior notification of special events and weekly cinema programme by email.
Address: 7 Leicester Pl London WC2H 7BP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 494 3654


Piccadilly Theatre ( Visit Site )

The Piccadilly Theatre houses mainstream professional theatre with various troupes staging plays, comedy, ballet, and dance to the ever-popular musicals. Started in 1928, it initially operated as a cinema house and was the first among all theatres in Britain to display talking cinema. Later, it expanded to stage presentations and Broadway productions. Many well-known production houses and actors have acted on the stage of Piccadilly Theatre such as Judi Dench, Michael Pennington and Barbara Dickson. Today, the Ambassador Theatre Group looks after the theatre administration.

Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 733 1000

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Criterion Theatre ( Visit Site )

Criterion Theatre is a professional West End theatre located in a Grade II building with a seating capacity for 588 people. During the construction period, Criterion Theatre was thought out to be a concert hall, but later it was decided to convert it into a theatre. The interesting part of the building is its architecture, in which the entire theatre is based underground. From 1989 to 1992, the theatre was closed for renovation in tandem with the reconstruction of the Piccadilly Circus. The famous play 'Ennio Marchetto' was staged on the re-opening night of October 10, 1992.

Address: 218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, London W1V 9LB, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 844 847 1778, +44 207 839 8811

The Comedy Store

Inspired by a theatre of the same name in the United States, 'The Comedy Store' in Leicester, London opened at the initiative of Don Ward and Peter Rosengard in 1979. It first started out above a strip club in Soho and later on moved to Leicester, London in 1982. Specializing in alternative comedy, which has its roots in Britain, the club has been the home ground for many famous comedians such as Keith Allen, Adrian Edmondson and Ben Elton.

Address: 7 Oxendon St, London SW1Y 4EE, UK
Tel.: +44 844 847 1728

Theatre Royal Haymarket ( Visit Site )

Theatre Royal Haymarket, which opened in 1720 is a West End theatre located in London's Haymarket. Today, it is the third oldest theatre in London that still stages professional plays with youthful vigour and jest. The theatre building designed by John Nash has been marked as a Grade I building. The first matinee performance staged at Haymarket theatre in 1873 paved the way for a popular custom followed by theatres elsewhere. In the 21st century, various musicals and dance productions are held here to attract every kind of theatre lover. Haymarket Theatre is also well known for its Masterclasses that offers creative opportunities to youngsters who aspire to make a career in performing arts.

Address: 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 207 930 8800

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Gielgud Theatre ( Wikipedia )

Gielgud Theatre is a mainstream professional theatre based in Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly. Opened in 1906, it was then famously known as the Hicks theatre in honour of theatre professional Seymour Hicks. When it was inaugurated, 970 theatre lovers could gather here, but with time, boxes and other seating areas were removed. Today, it puts up a seating area of 899 individuals on three levels. The first play staged there was 'The Beauty of Bath' by Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton. As years passed by the popularity of the theatre reached its peak with plays like 'My Darling', 'A Waltz Dream', etc. In 1909, the theatre was renamed as Globe Theatre and was called so for nearly 85 years. There have been many renovations and reworks going on in the theatre premises to preserve its glory.

Address: 35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 844 482 5130

Her Majesty's Theatre ( Visit Site )

Her Majesty's Theatre is recognized for hosting extravagant musicals, especially Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of the Opera' which has been played regularly since 1986. It was built in 1897 by Charles Phipps for actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree who founded the Royal Dramatic Art at the theatre. As always, Shakespearean plays were the main attractions here, but the wide stage eventually gave way for large-scale musical productions. Since then it has been setting records in hosting the longest running musicals in theatrical history.

Address: 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 844 412 2707

Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales theatre is a West End Theatre, which was at first set up in 1884 and later remodelled in 1937. It is located in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square and easily accessible by Piccadilly Circus tube station. In 2004, the Grade II listed building was comprehensively renovated by Sir Cameron Mackintosh who now owns the theatre. Originally named as just the 'Prince's Theatre', it was renamed as 'Prince of Wales Theatre' in 1886. It first play was a comedy called 'The Palace of Truth'. Since then, the theatre has been known for staging comedy, mime and musical plays of which some of the famous ones are 'L'Enfant Prodigue' and 'A Pierrot's Life'.

Address: Coventry Street, London W1D 6AS, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 844 482 5115

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