The Bloomsbury Theatre is a mainstay of London’s bustling West End and provides a fantastic opportunity for visitors to the capital to kick back and relax with a great evening of entertainment.
Opened in 1968, an array of talents have trod the boards of this auspicious establishment over the years, including comedic legends like Lily Savage, Eddie Izzard, Jo Brand and Jeremy Hardy, as well as some of the biggest names in the West End.
Originally known as The Central Collegiate Building Auditorium, the theatre took on its current guise in 1982 and has not looked back since.
In contrast to many of its West End neighbours, the Bloomsbury Theatre offers a changing daily line up of performances, with a focus on new and innovative troupes and performers that aim to push the boundaries and excite all those in attendance.
The venue seats up to 550 guests and is located at 15 Gordon Street – just a few minutes’ walk from Euston Station and close to Underground stops including Goodge Street, Warren Street, Euston Square and Russell Square.
Current attractions at the Bloomsbury Theatre
A wide variety of shows are taking place at the Bloomsbury right now, with plenty to choose from in terms of comedy, drama, musicals and more.
Richard Herring returns to stand up in his latest show Lord of the Dance Settee, which is being put on at the theatre in mid-May.
The show is based on Herring’s obsession with a piece of slapstick comedy he wrote as a teenager and poses the question as to whether, now more than 30 years later, his old bones will stand up to the challenging of performing it once more.
Meanwhile, fans of musical theatre might like to book tickets for a new “comedy gospel musical” entitled One-way Ticket to Heaven. With an intelligently-told story and plenty of catchy tunes, this could be a surprise must-see for visitors to the theatre in May.
Liverpudlian stand up John Bishop is also performing his new show Supersonic at the Bloomsbury Theatre on April 28th, with reviews of his performance having been outstanding to date.
Individuals wishing to find out more about what’s on at the theatre during their time in London can do so by visiting the Bloomsbury website, by getting in touch with the box office or by signing up to the theatre’s regular mailing list.