- Dominion Theatre is one of London’s top West End venues based on Tottenham Court Road, located at the junction with New Oxford Street.
- The nearest Tube station is Tottenham Court Road on the Northern or Central line.
- The Dominion is one of London’s largest theatre venues and seats over 2000 people.
The Dominion Theatre in Fitzrovia was built in 1928 and designed as one of London’s biggest theatre venues by W and TR Milburn. It was interestingly converted to a cinema as well as a live theatre venue in the 1930s as live-show business took a slightly rocky turn, but now stages some of the West End’s most sought-after productions. Thanks to its cinematic roots, the Dominion Theatre’s seating plan has all sight-lines considered, so you should get a good view no matter which spot you pick from the theatre’s 2069 seats. It’s retained its 1930s Art Deco style with glamorous golds and reds to make your night out to the theatre really feel special.
Based right at the New Oxford Street junction on Tottenham Court Road, the Dominion Theatre is easily accessible via the Northern and Central tube lines. Tottenham Court Road tube station is just a few steps away, and Leicester Square tube station is also close-by via the Piccadilly line. With such a central location in London, there’s no shortage of places to eat and drink near the Dominion Theatre. Family favourites like Garfunkel’s, Zizzi, Shake Shack and Five Guys are all located at a short distance from the venue, or for some more special restaurants near the Dominion Theatre you can head to the nearby Covent Garden and Seven Dials. Older kids will love the trendy Seven Dials Market, one of London’s hot new food courts with communal seating, global cuisines and even live music at the weekends for a bit of pre-theatre pizzazz. If you’re not a London-dweller and need somewhere to stay after your night out on the town, then there are plenty of hotels near the Dominion Theatre. The Hub by Premier Inn is nearby on Goodge Street, St Giles London is just 100 yards away from the venue or you can treat yourselves to a night in the Radisson Blu or the elegant Bloomsbury Hotel if it’s a special occasion.
The Dominion Theatre has hosted a wide range of films and live shows since the 1930s including a long run of the musical film The Sound of Music, a three year run of London’s live staging of Grease, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, We Will Rock You and several Royal Variety Performances. The theatre is now performing the widely acclaimed The Prince of Egypt, which is set to return to stage in November 2020.
What to know before you go
- Disabled access parking is available a short distance from the theatre for Blue Badge holders. General street parking is limited in this area and will be busy so we recommend getting public transport if possible.
- There are four separate bars within the Dominion Theatre - two on each level - serving soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and snacks. There is also an exclusive Champagne bar within the theatre.
- Snacks and drinks in plastic containers are allowed within the theatre itself - the auditorium has a strict no glass policy.
- The theatre has a cloakroom where bags and pushchairs can be stored.
- The Dominion Theatre is air conditioned if you're visiting in summer months.
- E-tickets are available for current performances, but the theatre requests that you print these out before arriving rather than presenting them on your mobile phone.
- The Dominion Theatre is located between Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street with Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road nearby, so there are plenty of eating, drinking and shopping opportunities to make the most of before or after your visit.
- Disabled toilets are located in the Royal Circle.
- Access seating is available for performances -just contact the Access Line via their website.
- The Dominion Theatre also offers selected captioned, audio described and British Sign Language interpreted performances.
- Children under 5 cannot be admitted to the theatre. All attendees must have a ticket regardless of age.
- Although the Dominion Theatre was closed during lockdown, they are set to reopen from October 31st and tickets are currently on sale for November 2nd 2020 on-wards. Shows will officially resume pending any further UK government advice, so be sure to check the theatre's website for any ongoing announcements regarding COVID-19 measures.
- The Dominion Theatre is on the Northern and Central tube lines via Tottenham Court Road underground station, which brings you right to the theatre's entrance.
- Nearby there is also Leicester Square tube station (Piccadilly and Northern line), and Oxford Circus (Central, Bakerloo and Victoria Lines).
- Charing Cross railway station is a fifteen minute walk from the theatre if you are travelling via train.