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Tickets for The Exorcist - Phoenix Theatre, London

20th October 2017 - 10th March 2018

The Exorcist Based on the best-selling novel and film which terrified a generation, The Exorcist on stage is set to turn heads and petrify audiences in the West End. When a medical profession fails to provide answers to young Regan's strange symptoms, her desperate mother Chris turns to a local priest for help. But before Father Damien can tackle what's before him, he must overcome his own shaken beliefs, as this fight is for more than just one girl's soul… Forty-five years after William Peter Blatty’s best-selling novel terrified an entire generation, The Exorcist will be unleashed onto the West End stage for the very first time in a uniquely theatrical experience directed by Sean Mathias and adapted for the stage by John Pielmeier. Widely considered one of the scariest movies of all time, the global controversy generated by the film upon its 1973 release ensured it went on to become one of the top ten highest grossing movies of all time, claiming two Academy Awards. Please note that this production contains material which may shock and offend. Recommended age guidance 18+.

History of the Phoenix Theatre

The Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road was designed by the three architects Bertie Crewe, Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and Cecil Massey and first opened its doors in 1930.

The first play to feature at the theatre was Noel Coward's Private Lives starring the writer himself and his partner on stage Gertrude Lawrence, plus an unknown young and up-and-coming actor by the name of Laurence Olivier. This signalled the start of a long and fruitful relationship that Coward would go on to have with the theatre. The bar of the Phoenix is named the Noel Coward bar in his honour.

The venue continued to attract some of the biggest names in performance history, including Terence Rattigan who saw two of his plays produced here: The Browning Version and Harlequinade.

A musical version of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (1968) ran for over 2,000 performances. Another incredibly successful production was Willy Russell's Liverpool musical Blood Brothers (1991) that ran continuously for 21 years.

Travel Details

Charing Cross Road London WC2H

Nearby tube stations:

Tottenham Court Road: 3 minute walk
Leicester Square: 3 minute walk Charing Cross (tube and mainline): 8 minute walk)
Bus routes running along Charing Cross Road include: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176)

The Phoenix Theatre is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car park is Westminster City Council or the Q-Park car park in Chinatown.

The Phoenix Theatre
Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0JP

The Phoenix Theatre Seating Plan

The seating capacity of the theatre is 1,012 spread over 3 levels; Stalls, Dress Circle and Upper Circle.

Disabled access

  • Transfer seating is available in the Dress Circle
  • Wheelchair access is provided in Box C
  • An accessible toilet is available at the rear of Box C
  • Guide dogs are not permitted in the auditorium
  • Theatre staff are able to look after guide dogs during the show
  • There is an induction loop and infra-red system in the theatre for the hard of hearing

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