Who We Are
Welcome to Official Theatre, an online resource for West End theatres and productions. We aim to provide detailed information and tickets for upcoming shows, as well as venue history and seating maps to help our users. Find out a little bit more about our team below.
Editor – Susannah Rose Martin
“After graduating from the University of East Anglia with a BA (Hons) in Drama, I was lucky enough to land a role at Official Theatre in 2015. Having been involved in theatre for the majority of my life, I am hugely passionate about the Arts industry, and when this opportunity arose I grabbed it with both hands. I spend most of my time at a theatre, whether I’m reviewing, or just watching my favourite musical with a glass of wine. A variety of voices are hugely needed to encourage theatre, and I could not be happier that I get to share my thoughts with the world!”
Founder – Rebecca Felgate
“I started off going to see West End shows at 7 years old with my mum and since then I have been fascinated by the world of performance. I completed my Drama and Theatre Arts degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 2010 and my postgraduate training in Journalism in 2012. Throughout my studies in London I fully seized the opportunity to visit the West End as many times as possible, and have since made it my mission to know everything I can about each and every theatre in Theatreland! I also heart bloggers – #LDNTheatreBloggers”
History and Aims
Rebecca: “I go to the theatre as often as I can, and when booking tickets I always find it frustrating how difficult it is to find basic information about shows-from the number for the box office to seating prices, it almost seems like West End producers think this should be top-secret information! Most numbers I dialled put me through to a general call centre, and it’s nearly impossible to figure out what facilities theatres offer before going there. I saw a need for a website that collates this information in a clear, concise way, and that’s how OfficialTheatre.com was born. You’ll find a list of every official West End theatre (and even a few Off-West End ones as well), together with the official website for the venue, the box office number, the current production, and the date the show is booking through all in a handy chart on the homepage.”
Official Theatre includes detailed seating plans for each theatre, which show ticket prices that can help you find out if your seats are good value for money. In addition, we have resourced information about facilities at each theatre on each venue page, including cloakrooms, booster seat information, bar prices, and toilet locations. You’ll be able to read a detailed explanation of every show, with recommendations for hotels and restaurants in the area near each theatre. Further features include box office contact information, including telephone numbers, websites and opening times.
Susannah is helped out by a variety of great theatre bloggers, who regularly contribute reviews to the site. These include the following:
Here are a few sites from the web that we recommend:
- Arthur Lloyd – The definitive site for the history of music halls and theatre buildings.
- tourguideoflondon.co.uk – If you are visiting London then there is more to see in the city than just the top class theatre! If you fancy a walking tour of London’s best loved attractions then check out this site.
- Rebeccafelgate.com – this is Rebecca’s personal website where you can read and watch more of her general life musings!