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Monday 13th of July 2015
The London theatre scene is probably one of the most famous in the world. Here at Easirent we have selected some of the must visit theatres in the city here. Are you making a weekend of it? Why don’t you check into one of our Top 10 Hotels in the city?
1. Shakespeare’s Globe
Originally built in 1599 by William Shakespeare’s touring players the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, the original Globe Theatre fell into disrepair and was eventually closed. After a revival by the American born Sam Wanamaker, the new Shakespeare’s Globe was unveiled in 1997 as a theatre and educational resource centre dedicated to the work and life of William Shakespeare. Hop in your Easirent hire car and head to to the famous circular theatre, which stands just a few hundred yards from the original site.
2. The Old Vic
Famously headed up by Artistic Director Kevin Spacey CBE, The Old Vic was opened in 1818. Frequented by the likes of Ian Mckellen,Dame Judy Dench and Lawrence Olivier, the theatre is home to a whole host of award winning shows and performances from Shakespeare to Arthur Miller. Leave your Easirent hire car at the hotel and head to The Old Vic to watch Cole Porter’s fabulous High Society, which is running until 22 August 2015.
The Barbican is Europe’s largest multi-events centre and its main aim is to push the boundaries of creativity and inspire the 1.8 million visitors that pass through its doors each year. Opened by Queen Elizabeth II in 1982, the Barbican is a Grade II listed building and was described by Her Majesty herself as a feat of architectural excellence. Head over in your Easirent hire car and take part in one of the theatre’s architecture tours.
4. The National Theatre
Located on the Southbank of London’s River Thames, The National Theatre endeavours to bring theatre experiences to as many people as possible. After a day of exploring the exciting city in your Easirent hire car, visit one of the innovative performances at the National Theatre. Experience the reimagining of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, which is running at the theatre from 8 September 2015.
5. Apollo Theatre
Visit the Apollo Theatre, a grand Grade II listed theatre, nestled in the heart of London’s famous Shaftesbury Avenue. Boasting a three level auditorium, the Apollo Theatre was opened in 1901 and has hosted many of Olivier Award winning theatre productions. Don’t miss the production of Dear Lupin, which opens on the 19 September 2015 from the best selling author, Michael Simkins.
Take a trip in your Easirent hire car to the Criterion Theatre, a unique Victorian theatre located in Piccadilly Circus. Opened in 1874, the grand auditorium seats 590 visitors and is home to two bars. The Criterion Theatre is currently showing John Buchan’s 39 Steps, which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2007.
7. Queen’s Theatre
Home to probably the most famous West End show at the moment; Les Miserables. The Queen’s Theatre was built in 1907 on Shaftesbury Avenue and seats 1074 guests. Almost completely destroyed by an air raid in 1940 after the foyer took a direct hit, the theatre reopened its doors in 1959.