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London is home to new and old cinema theatres, multiplexes catering for movie lovers of all genres. Trafalgar Square, Camden Town, London Bridge, Piccadilly Circus are the most popular locations that have been used in many films. Below is the list of cinemas and theatres in London.

Cinemas in London

Archlight Cinema
Address: Battersea Power Station, 22 Arches Ln, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AB, United Kingdom.

Picturehouse Central
Address: Corner of Great Windmill Street and, Piccadilly Circus, Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7DH, United Kingdom.

Vue Cinema London - Piccadilly
Address: 19 Lower, Regent St, London SW1Y 4LR, United Kingdom.

ODEON Luxe Leicester Square
Address: 22-24 Leicester Square, West End, London WC2H 7LQ, United Kingdom.

Regent Street Cinema
Address: 307 Regent St, Marylebone, London W1B 2HW, United Kingdom.

Curzon Soho
Address: 99 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 5DY, United Kingdom.

Prince Charles Cinema
Address: 7 Leicester Pl, West End, London WC2H 7BY, United Kingdom.

Electric Cinema
Address: 191 Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED, United Kingdom.

Curzon Victoria
Address: 58 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1E 6QW, United Kingdom.

Curzon Sea Containers
Address: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD, United Kingdom.

Theatres in London

 Theatres in London

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. Criterion Theatre was thought out to be a concert hall during the construction period, but later, it became a theatre. 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.

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 such as Judi Dench, Michael Pennington and Barbara Dickson have acted on the stage of Piccadilly Theatre. Today, the Ambassador Theatre Group looks after the theatre administration

Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY, United Kingdom.

Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre is a mainstream professional theatre based in Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly. Opened in 1906, it was famously known as the Hicks Theatre in honour of theatre professional Seymour Hicks. When it was inaugurated, the sitting capacity was about 970 chairs. 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, the theatre's popularity 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: Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, United Kingdom.

Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre is recognised 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 to large-scale musical productions. Since then, it has been setting records in hosting the longest-running musicals in theatrical history.

Address: Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom.

Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre is a West End Theatre, which was 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 'Prince's Theatre', it was renamed as 'Prince of Wales Theatre' in 1886. Its first play was a comedy play 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.

Theatre Royal Haymarket ( Visit Site )

Theatre Royal Haymarket opened in 1720, is a theatre located in London's Haymarket. Today, it is the third oldest theatre in London that still stages professional plays with youthful vigour and zest. 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 theatre lovers. 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.