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The Adelphi Theatre in 2006, with Evita logos
This is a partial list of entertainment venues in London.


The majority of London's commercial "theatre land" is situated around Shaftesbury Avenuemarker, the Strandmarker and nearby streets in the West Endmarker. The theatres are receiving houses, and often feature transfers of major productions from the Royal National Theatremarker and Royal Shakespeare Company. (See the article "West End theatremarker", and see also the category Theatre companies in London).

The following list also includes the major non-commercial theatres in London, many of which are to be found beyond the West End.

West End theatres

Outside the West End

Many major important theatres and National venues are sited beyond the traditional West End theatre land. They include the Royal National Theatremarker on the South Bankmarker; the nearby Young Vicmarker, Old Vicmarker and Globe Theatresmarker; Sadler's Wellsmarker in Rosebery Avenue and Barbican Arts Centremarker to the east; and the Royal Court Theatremarker in Chelseamarker.

Former theatres

The List of English Renaissance theatres covers the period from the establishment of the first Tudor theatres, through to their suppression by parliament at the beginning of the English Civil War.

The List of Former theatres in London covers the period from the reopening of the playhouses after the English Restoration through to the 21st century. It includes music halls.

Opera, ballet and dance

The London Coliseum
two main opera houses are: Both of the above also stage ballet. Holland Park Opera stages opera at an outdoor venue in the summer. Several of the theatres listed have staged opera in the past, including the following: Experimental, contemporary and fringe opera is occasionally programmed at Riverside Studiosmarker, which also hosts the annual 'Tete-a-Tete The Opera Festival'. The Arcola Theatremarker also hosts a contemporary fringe opera festival called 'Grimeborn'.

Live music


There are cinemas throughout Greater Londonmarker, particularly multi-screen venues, however the majority of first run and independent films are shown in cinemas around Leicester Squaremarker.


There are clubs throughout Greater London, with many performing on a temporary basis. The more permanent ones are listed, but there is also a group of clubs in the Shoreditchmarker and Hoxtonmarker areas.

Conference Venues

Former venues

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