Criterion Theatre

Criterion Theatre

Photo by Peter Brown 2017

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General manager: Fiona Callaghan


Criterion Theatre - seats 590


Box office: 0844 847 1778


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218-223 Piccadilly
London SW1Y 4XA

Council: Westminster

Region: London

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Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

Charing Cross



Piccadilly Circus or Trocadero/ Haymarket

Day no:
3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 453

Night no:
N9, N19, N22, N38, N52, N97

Access information


The auditorium is located below street level. There are 54 stairs down to the Stalls level, 32 stairs down to the Dress Circle level, and 23 stairs to the Upper Circle.

Unfortunately there is no lift in the theatre, although step-free access is possible to the Upper Circle level upon request.

You will find more information on the theatre website access page.

Click the image below to go there.

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Wheelchair access

There are two wheelchair spaces in the back row of the Upper Circle.

Wheelchair access is through the step-free entrance beside the Stage Door in Jermyn Street, behind the theatre.

Visual assistance

Assistance dogs are not allowed into the auditorium but theatre staff are able to look after up to two dogs per performance in the Theatre Manager’s office.

Hearing assistance

There is an induction loop system in the foyer for the Box Office and a Sennheiser infra-red hearing system in all parts of the auditorium. Headsets are available for patrons from the Cloakroom.

Current shows

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

One giant diamond. Eight incompetent crooks. And a security guard asleep on the job. What could possibly go right? Written by and starring Mischief Theatre.

Previews from: Thursday 31 March 2016

Closes: Sunday 3 May 2020

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