We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Gielgud Theatre

#190 of 1,568 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 35 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, England
Phone Number:
+44 844 482 5130
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Theater Show
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 412 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 264
  • 97
    Very good
  • 18
  • 8
  • 8
A Quaint and Elegant Theater

My family and I saw "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" at the Gielgud Theatre and while I cannot recommend this specific play highly enough... any play at this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Add Photo Write a Review

412 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 395: English reviews
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
62 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I saw "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime" at the Gielgud Theatre and while I cannot recommend this specific play highly enough... any play at this wonderful theater would be worth the trip. The Gielgud is very small, but the seats feel very roomy even for a 6' 2" man like myself. Walking into... More 

Thank Selvenar
Wilmette, Illinois
Level Contributor
81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful building is perfectly preserved and appointed for a fantastic theatre experience. It's not large, but not cramped either. We sat at the very back of the Dress Circle and could hear and see perfectly. The Saloon's oval above the foyer provides a perfect setting for a glass at intermission.

Thank AdmiralGanteaume
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
618 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the Curious Incident of the Dog.... at this theatre. Very comfortable and you can find your seats relatively easy by asking the helpful ushers. Good sight lines and the seats are lush and comfortable. Typical theatre that will help you enjoy the excellent play.

Thank AirSchis
Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My adult daughter and I watched this show - The Curious Incident - on Saturday- matinee. Lovely quaint theatre - great seats in the stalls (Row Q). We were both completely mesmerised by the storyline, actors and the extremely clever use of the set. It was funny, sad and realistic. Other than Warhorse, I don't think I have ever been... More 

Thank Batchd
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a production of the curious incident out the dog in the nighttime. Fantastic production: impressive lighting sound and physicality of performance. Play explored autism both in eyes of those close to protagonist while also portraying world from his perspective. Like no other piece of theatre I have seen. The theatre is a lovely ornate building full of... More 

Thank Angus R
Level Contributor
84 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous visit! Tara was so attentive to my wheelchair bound mother it made the visit perfect. Great seats at the side of the dress circle. Small part of the stage invisible but it didn't matter. Wonderful staff, fantastic play. My only criticism was with the one disabled toilet. There was a fair number of people queueing and the... More 

Thank anney-marie
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The theatre is so beautiful, the saloon is very nice too! The theatre isn't too big which I really like because we were able to see everything going on even though we were the furthest row away from the stage! Our seats were cosy and it was so romantic.

Thank Nicole W
Carlton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went to see "The Curious Incident ..." and were thoroughly entertained. The theatre itself as very compact but with excellent seating and a good view from the front row of the Dress Circle. I did pay particular attention to how attentive and helpful the staff were. They were obviously keen to ensure that everyone's visit was as good as it... More 

Thank Richard M
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Small and atmospheric theatre. Seats in the Grand circle meant we were looking down on the stage, but this didn't affect our enjoyment of the play.

Thank RaeWhip
Caterham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
194 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

The theatre is a small one compared to some in London. Went and saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime. Really good seats and view. the actors were excellent and the set was amazing. sat in the bar beforehand, its quite small so get there early. Thoroughly recommended

Thank Hairyworf1

Travellers who viewed Gielgud Theatre also viewed


Been to Gielgud Theatre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Gielgud Theatre and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Gielgud Theatre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?

Staying in Soho

Neighbourhood Profile
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
Explore this neighbourhood