The Shaftesbury Theatre is an iconic performance venue in London’s West End and puts on some of the UK’s top shows. Having opened over a century ago, in 1911, the theatre has staged many notable productions including Hairspray, Flashdance and Motown the Musical. It boasts lots of variety in its performances, and there have been many a famous face appear on stage from Maureen Lipman to Michael Ball. The stunning Edwardian building houses a 1,416-auditorium split over three levels – the stalls, Royal Circle and Grand Circle – and was in fact the last theatre to be built on the theatrical heartbeat of the capital, Shaftesbury Avenue. Its West End location makes it perfect to round off a day in the city with attractions such as the British Museum and Covent Garden just minutes away. The theatre is also close to many popular restaurants and pubs which are ideal for pre and post show food and drink.