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Harold Pinter Theatre

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Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN, Reino Unido, London


Located on Panton Street in the City of Westminster, the Harold Pinter Theatre is a major West End Theatre venue. Named to honour the late Harold Pinter, a famous director, screenwriter and actor, the venue welcomes an array of world-class shows and also premiers the ground-breaking work of playwrights such as Arthur Miller and Tennessee Wiliams. From 2014 to 2016, the Harold Pinter Theatre has been staging the multi-award winning production of Sunny Afternoon, which has a stage that juts out into the Stalls. The Harold Pinter Theatre has also welcomed plays such as The CareTaker, Peggy for You, Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, Journey’s End, Steptoe and Son, Michael Frayn's Donkey's Years, the Rocky Horror Show, the Boeing-Boeing.

Boasting an old, exquisite Victorian building with three horse-shoed balconies, the Harold Pinter Theatre is a Grade II listed building and has undergone several refurbishments but still retains its beauty. Having changed hands several times, the Harold Pinter Theatre is now managed by the Ambassadors Theatre Group, who owns over 50 UK theatre venues.  

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Harold Pinter Theatre London Seating

With a capacity of 785 seats, the Harold Pinter Theatre is divided across four levels: the Stalls, the Dress Circle, the Royal Circle and the Balcony. Ticket prices can vary depending on where you choose to sit in the auditorium. 

Seating Plan

The Harold Pinter Theatre is a relatively large auditorium in the West End and is divided into four sections: the Stalls, the Dress Circle, the Royal Circle and the Balcony, the Stalls being the largest section of the theatre by far. 

The Stalls

As the largest section of the theatre closest to the stage, the Stalls has 416 seats and is therefore the largest section of the theatre, meaning you can find a variety of seats.

The Dress Circle 

As the second tier of the theatre, the Dress Circle has a capacity of 109 seats and a range of different seats can be found here. 

The Royal Circle

This is the third tier of the theatre which has a capacity of 109 seats. 

The Balcony

As the section of the theatre furthest away from the stage, the Balcony has a capacity of 134 seats. You can find some more reasonably priced tickets here as the section of the theatre furthest away from the stage.

Visibility in the Harold Pinter Theatre

Given that there are many pillars throughout the theatre and the Balcony is the furthest section at the back, there can be many seats found at discounted prices. Whether you are looking for premium or discounted tickets, both can be found in the Harold Pinter Theatre/ 

  • Premium Tickets: If you are looking for premium seating in the Harold Pinter Theatre, these can be found in the centre sections of the Stalls. There are also excellent premium seats in the second row of the Dress Circle.
  • Good Value for Money: cheaper tickets with still reasonable views of the stage can be found in the Balcony. Although this section of the theatre if furthest from the stage, is still offers clear views of any productions. 
  • Discounted tickets: considering there are several pillars in the theatre, you can find several cheaper tickets in the Royal Circle and the Dress Circle. 

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Harold Pinter Theatre Contact and Opening times

Harold Contact Numbers

Telephone Booking*: 0844 871 7622

Group Bookings**: 020 7206 1174

Access Bookings: 0800 912 6971

Stage Door/Admin: 0207 321 5300

*Calls cost 7p per minute, as well as your phone company's access charge.**Calls charged at local rate.

Opening Hours

For general bookings: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

If there is no show currently playing: Mon - Fri 10:00 - 18:00

The Harold Pinter Theatre cannot take advance bookings between 18:00 and 19:30, as this time is for evening's performances only. 

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Useful Information

Getting there

Cómo llegar a Harold Pinter Theatre

The Harold Pinter Theatre is situated in the centre of London as is easily accessible by both public transport and car. However, please be aware that it is inside the London Congestion Charge zone and you will have to pay £11.50 per day from 7am to 6pm, so it is cheaper and easier to travel by public transport. The Harold Pinter Theatre address is:

Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN

  • Train: the closest train station to the Harold Pinter Theatre is Charing Cross Station, which is about a 10 minute walk away. Charing Cross station has many national rail services.
  • Tube: the nearest tube station to the theatre is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly, Bakerloo) which is about a 5 minute walk away. Leicester Square tube station (Northern, Piccadilly) is also very close to the Harold Pinter Theatre and is only a 7 minute walk away.
  • Bus: there are many bus routes which stop close to the Harold Pinter Theatre, the nearest stops are on Haymarket and Regent Street. Bus routes include 6, 12, 14, 19, 23, 38, 88, 94, 159, and 453 which are only a 5 minute walk away.
  • Car: you can enjoy 50% off your parking ticket as the Harold Pinter Theatre is part off the Theatreland parking scheme. All you need to do is validate your parking ticket at the Harold Pinter Box office. Normal priced parking tickets are £22 for up to 3 hours, and £29.50 for 4 hours.


If you have any questions or need to book any access requirements prior to your visit, then please call 0844 871 7677 (calls cost 7p/pm) or email There are also discounted tickets available with one companion, please call the access number beforehand.

Getting into the venue

When entering the Harold Pinter Theatre main entrance, there is level access which leads you to the theatre foyer and the box office. There is also a drop-off point outside of the theatre.

However, you can also use the alternative entrance, which has a side exit located on Oxenden Street where a temporary ramp can be put in place. This entrance allows access to the Dress Circle, which is the most accessible area of the Dress Circle.

Inside the Theatre

Once you are inside the Harold Pinter Theatre, the most accessible section is the Dress Circle which has 4 accessible wheelchair spaces towards the back. Transfers are also available however the Harold Pinter Theatre recommends that you bring a companion to help you. Wheelchairs can be stored throughout the duration of the performance.

Customer assistance is also available for those with limited mobility. Staff are happy to provide an at-seat service for customers who cannot access the bars and staff are happy to help you navigate the theatre on your visit.

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Harold Pinter Theatre History

Formerly the Comedy Theatre and designed by Thomas Verity, the Harold Pinter Theatre originally opened in 1851 as the Royal Comedy Theatre. From 1884, it was known as the Comedy Theatre and mainly hosted comedy shows including the Rocky Horror Shows West End debut. The theatre was refurbished during the 1950s and and then it opened again in 1955 to run a range of theatrical productions. From 2011, it has been named the Harold Pinter Theatre in honor of Harold Pinter.

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Harold Pinter Theatre

Panton St, London SW1Y 4DN, Reino Unido, London1

1NOTE: approximate address. The only address that is completely valid is the one shown on the tickets
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