The Phoenix Rising
It is a West end theatre located on Charing Cross Road, with a capacity of 1,013 on 3 levels and it is now home to the hit musical, Girls.
Interestingly it was originally a factory, and then was an Alzathar before it became a theatre in 1930. The Alzathar was a special kind of music hall, where there was a long hall with 3 different acts, and people would wonder between them. Unfortunately, the idea did not really take off, and 'Phoenix theatre' opened in 1930 along with other big theatres that opened in that year; the Prince Edward, the Cambridge, and the Whitehall.
Its first show was to be 'Private Lives', and would also feature Noel Coward in it; as well as later hold others of his shows; Tonight at 8.30 (1936) and Quadrille (1952.)
The show (Girls) was amazing, it was one that makes you experience various emotions, ups and downs; and guides you through the bonds of friendship and love. The cast is amazing, the staff are super friendly and the theatre is exquisite with beautiful golden engravings on the auditorium, seats, carpets and curtains - originally based on the design of traditional Italian theatres!
How to get there
Box Office Opening Hours:
From Tottenham Court Road Station (4 minutes)
From Leicester Square Station ( 5 minutes)
Tottenham Court Road : 14, 24, 29, 134
Charing Cross Road: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176
The Phoenix Theatre is within the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £10 per day.
The Phoenix Theatre is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest participating car park is the 24hr Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place,WC2H 7PR). Parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their tickets validated at the theatre.
- West End
- , Downtown Westminster
- , theatre