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Les Miserables Tickets for Les Miserables - Queen's Theatre, London

Having moved from the Palace Theatre where it resided for a record breaking 19 years, Les Misérables is now thrilling audiences once more at the Queens Theatre on Shaftsbury Avenue. The musical is an international phenomenon playing to over sixty five million people in 42 separate countries and translated into 22 different languages.

The story follows the trials and tribulations of escaped convict Jean Valjean, jailed for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. Pursued relentlessly by his nemesis Inspector Javert through the rebellious streets of 19th Century Paris, Valjean becomes embroiled in the desperate lives of Fantine and her daughter Cosette.

Gunshot and canon fire roars and their fates are entwined with the turmoil of the 1830 uprising, where Marius and Enjolras, two radical students are ready to man the barricades to fight for equality.

Les Misérables is considered one of the greatest musical triumphs. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the production in one of the West End's more intimate theatre venues. This musical is packed with classic numbers such as I Dreamed a Dream and Master of the House and as a score is one of the greatest ever to be composed. Click here to find out more information about the show and how to book your tickets.

History of the Queen Theatre

Designed by WGR Sprague, the Queens Theatre opened its doors for the first time in 1907 to match the Gielgud Theatre (or Hicks Theatre as it was then known). The Sugar Bowl was the first production to be staged.

The Queens Theatre was severely damaged by bombs during the Second World War during a performance of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca. It remained in a derelict state until 1959 when it was rebuilt with help from the War Damage Commission of 1957 at a cost of £200,000.

It has a unique glass elevation that allows theatre goers to see and be seen as they mingle in the foyer bars above Shaftsbury Avenue. Although the exterior is a modernist design the interior was rebuilt using the Edwardian period as inspiration.

Notable actors who have appeared on stage include John Gielgud in Hamlet (1930), Laurence Olivier in Othello (1966) and Maggie Smith starred in The Lady in the Van (1999). Also starring Kenneth Branagh and Rupert Everett in Another Country (1980)

Travel Details

The Queens Theatre is situated in the London district of Soho. It is serviced by all major transport links including bus and rail networks, tube and taxi links.

The theatre is on main bus routes that run down Shaftsbury Avenue, around Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross Road including 14,19, 22B, 38,53,88,94,159.

It is within the Congestion Charge Zone (7am until 6pm). The nearest car parks are Denman St and Brewer St Car Park, and Masterpark - Chinatown, Newport Place.

If you use the Q-Park scheme in conjunction with London theatres you could get a reduction of up to 50% on parking in the West End. Nearest participating car park can be found in Poland St, Soho.

Piccadilly Tube 0.2 miles 1 minute walk.
Leicester Square Tube 0.3 miles 6 minute walk.
Oxford Circus Tube 0.5 miles 10 minute walk.
Charing Cross Tube and Mainline Station 0.6 miles 12 minutes walk.

Sondheim Theatre London
51 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6BA

Sondheim Theatre Seating Plan

Sondheim Theatre is situated on the famous Shaftsbury Avenue near Piccadilly Circus in the heart of London's West End. The theatre has a capacity of 1,074 seats all offering different viewing experiences for varying budgets. Please call our helpline for further details regarding the seating plan for the Queens Theatre in London on 020 7087 2920.

Disabled access

Sondheim Theatre is equipped with 12 headsets for infra-red systems available from the box office for those patrons who have hearing difficulties.

Guide dogs are welcome at the Queens Theatre and the management can also provide a dog sitting service if requested.

Wheelchair access can be found on Wardour St and a member of staff will be waiting to open the door on request. There is an adapted toilet facility via a ramped corridor and a member of staff will be on hand upon request for assistance.

The bars at the Sondheim Theatre are not accessible to wheelchair users unfortunately but staff will oblige by taking orders and bringing drinks to patrons in the auditorium.

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