Getting there

Palace Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue

The Palace Theatre is one of many theatres situated along Shaftesbury Avenue, a famous theatrical stretch of road in London’s West End. As well as having a wealth of theatres, Shaftesbury Avenue also has a large number of bars and eateries, including the famous Chinatown, nearby. As the Palace Theatre is located in central London, there are many transportation links nearby. To plan a route or to check for travel updates before you make a journey on public transport, check the Transport for London website:


Charing Cross is the nearest National Rail station to the Palace Theatre and links the area with big stations south of the Thames, including both Waterloo and London Bridge, which provide major connections to other cities in the UK. For directions please see below:

Charing Cross (10 minutes) – head straight out of the station and cross over the road and continue straight, taking the first left on to Duncannon St.  Head straight up St Martin’s Place and continue as the street meets Charing Cross Road. Keep walking straight ahead past Leicester Square station. As you reach a big junction, you will see the theatre across the road on left hand side.


The nearest tube stations to the Palace Theatre are Leicester Square(Northern and Piccadilly Lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern Lines.) Both stations are within a short walking distance to the theatre

Leicester Square (3 minutes):  Exit the station and head up straight up Charing Cross Road. As you reach a cross roads the theatre will be on the left hand side on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Tottenham Court Road (6 minutes):  Exit the station and head south down Charing Cross Road. Keep walking until you meet a big junction. The theatre will be on your right hand side on Shaftesbury Avenue.


Shaftesbury Avenue: 14,19,38
Charing Cross Road: 14, 19, 24, 38, 176


The Palace Theatre is located within the London Congestion Charge Zone which applies weekdays from 7am until 6pm (not bank holidays) and costs £11.50 per day.  If you are driving to the theatre after 6pm then you will not be charged.

Like most West End theatres, The Palace Theatre is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest Q Park is the 24hr Chinatown car park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). Here parking costs £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre. Ask Palace theatre ushers for further details of where to get your ticket stamped.


Black cabs can be hailed along the nearby Charing Cross Road. Alternatively there is a designated taxi rank outside Charing Cross National Rail Station, which is around a 10 minute walk away.