Postcards of the Past

London Theatres

There are about 50 commercial theatres in London's West End, with the majority being centered around the Shaftesbury Avenue area. In the Greater London area outside the West End there are approximately another 50. In addition many theatres, music halls etc have closed over the years. If you would like to learn more about any of the theatres illustrated here, or indeed any of London's theatres, we recommend a visit to, a super website with theatre histories, memorabilia and some old and new photographs.