The famous story of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet comes to the West End with a twist this autumn. Juliet, who is poised to kill herself for thou Romeo, has a change of mind and puts down the dagger: it is time for her to tell her story and this time, alongside her girlfriends.
From Britney’s “Hit me baby One More Time” to The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”, this daring and powerful West End Music includes some of the biggest pop anthems of the 21st century, yet swedish songwriter Max Cooper has arranged them in a completely different way. A fabulously inventive and unique “what if” musical, starring Hamilton’s Miriam Teak-Lee, & Juliet is a dazzling performance full of surprises!
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Recommended age: 6+
Getting there: The Shaftesbury Theatre can be accessed by Tube, Bus, Car and Train. The exact address of the theatre is:
210 Shaftesbury Avenue
Train: London Charing cross is about a 15 minute walk away and London Euston station is about 20 minutes. You can take the tube from each of these stations to Tottenham Court Road, the nearest tube station.
From Charing Cross: once you have left the station, cross the road at the traffic lights and turn left towards Trafalgar Square. Whilst the square is on your left, walk up St Martin’s Place and continue on this road as it turns into Charing Cross Road. Pass Leicester square tube station and just after the road meets high Holborn.
From London Euston: on exiting the station, go down Melton Street to Euston Road. Then turn right on Euston Road, cross the road and take the first left down Gower Street. Continue walking down this street as it turns into Bloomsbury street. The theatre will be on the right.
Tube: Tottenham Court Road is the nearest tube station to the Shaftesbury theatre; it is about a 4 minute walk to the theatre. When you exit the station head past the Dominion Theatre down New Oxford Street (towards Holborn) and then turn right down Gower Street. As you meet Shaftesbury Avenue, the theatre will be straight ahead of you.
Holborn: this is about a 5 minute walk from the station to The Shaftesbury Theatre. Once you have left the station, go down High Holborn towards Tottenham Court Road and then turn left as the road intersects Shaftesbury avenue.
Bus: you can take the bus to New Oxford street on lines 1,8,25, 98, 242 or Buses to Cambridge Circus: 24, 29, 176 (N279, N29)
Car: The Shaftesbury theatre is located in the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies from 7am until 6pm and costs £11.50 per day. If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.
The theatre is a member of the Q-Park scheme. The nearest car park for this scheme is the Q Park Chinatown Car Park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). While parking costs £18 for up to 3 hours and £24 for 4, theatregoers can enjoy 50% off if you validate your tickets at the theatre.
Accessible tickets can be purchased online and then the patrons will bring a form of ID (the theatre accepts PIP or Blue Badges) to the theatre. If you wish to bring another form of ID, please contact the theatre.
You can also purchase access tickets on the phone, please call 020 7379 5399.
The most accessible seats in the theatre are located in the Royal circle as these, along with the box office, are on street level. Unfortunately, there is no lift in the Shaftesbury theatre and other sections must be accessed by the stairs. We recommend that you speak to Box office staff to discuss your requirements when booking your tickets.
The bar in the Royal circle is the Foyer bar which is accessible via ramp or 3 steps. Front of house staff will assist with bar orders and in any other way during your visit to the theatre.
You can find one accessible toilet in the Royal Circle near seats 19-35, the high side of the theatre.
You can use the level access positions in the Royal Circle, Row A seats-45 and there are two wheelchair positions available in Boxes F and E and a wheelchair transfer position in Box B. These boxes can be accessed by ramp and Box B has level access followed by a two-step transfer. Boxes F and E have restricted.
Staff are there to help any wheelchair user to their seat and can bring it to the user during the interval and at the end of the show. Please state that you are a wheelchair user when booking.
The Shaftesbury theatre also has its own wheelchair available which you can ask for when you book your tickets at the Box Office.
Assistance for Deaf and Impaired people
The theatre has an Infra-Red audio enhancement system and headsets and hearing aid loops are available; they should be requested from a member of Front of House staff upon arrival. The team can let you know which seats are best located for this service
Assistance dogs are welcome and staff are happy to look after access dogs.
The nearest car park is in the NCP Selkirk House on Museum street and it has two disabled bays and passenger lifts. Places will be charged at the rate set by the NCP. At the Hight Holborn which is opportie the Shaftesbury theatre, there are metered bays which are available to disabled person’s blue badge holders.
Assisted Performances :
Captioned Performance by StageText – Tuesday 21st January 2020, 7:30pm
BSL interpreted performance by TheatreSign – Wednesday 26th February 2020, 7:30pm
Audio described performance by Vocaleyes – Tuesday 10th March 2020, 7:30pm. Information about touch tour to follow shortly.
Ticket prices at the Shaftesbury theatre vary greatly. As a huge theatre with a vast stage, there are not many viewing restrictions but some seats can feel very far away from the stage. The premium tickets can cost up to £145.00 and the cheapest tickets can be £19.50. The theatre is built across different levels:
Stalls: located on the same level as the stage, the stalls has some of the most premium seats in the house which are in the mid-centre of the stalls, seats 11-26 of rows B-K. It also has slightly cheaper tickets in row A since these seats are very close to the stage.
Royal Circle: a level up from the stalls, Royal Circle seats have some excellent, panoramic views. Premium seats are located in seats 9-28 rows b-f. There are some slightly cheaper tickets in Row N since these seats are further back.
Grand Circle: the section of the theatre furthest away from the stage, rows G-J in the Royal circle are some of the cheapest tickets in the theatre. However, you can opt for slightly better seats in rows A-C.
.The cheapest tickets can be found in the Royal Circle and far back in the Stalls.
Group and Education bookings:
Band A reduced to £35.00 for Monday - Friday evenings and Thursday matinees.
Band A reduced to £40.00 for Monday - Friday evenings and Thursday matinees.
Band A reduced to £45.00 for Monday - Friday performances.
Recommended age: 6+
Warning: strobe lighting is used several times in this performance
Showing in Manchester until Saturday the 12th of October , &Juliet transfers to London on the 2nd of November.
The Showtimes are:
Monday- Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
The & Juliet cast consists of Miriam-Teak Lee as Juliet alongside Oliver Tompsett, David Bedella, Cassidy Janson, Arun Blair-Mangat, Melanie La Barrie, Jordan Luke Gage and Tim Mahendran
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