Taj Express

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Booking from 2 October 2018 until 20 October 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Tap Dogs

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Booking from 23 October 2018 until 10 November 2018

The Snowman

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Booking from 22 November 2018 until 6 January 2019

Tango Fire

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Booking from 29 January 2019 until 17 February 2019
Running Time: 2 hours

Cirque Eloize - Hotel

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Booking from 20 February 2019 until 9 March 2019
Running Time: 1h 20min

Yamato - Passion

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Booking from 12 March 2019 until 31 March 2019
Running Time: 2 hours

Box Office Contacts

Box Office:020 7863 8222
Access Booking:020 7863 8222
Group Booking:020 7863 8222
Stage Door:020 7863 8222

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History

A theatre has existed on this site since the 17th century, first ever known as Gibbon's Tennis Court, hosting a production of Othello (1660). In 1809, the building was destroyed by a fire.

The current building was built in 1960 and named the Royalty Theatre, with MGM hosting various film screenings including Ben Hur (1961) and Mutiny on the Bounty (1962). In 1963, the lease was taken over by Cinerama, with presentations of films such as The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1963), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, The Golden Head (1965) and My Fair Lady (1965-1966).

Gala Film Distributors took over in 1966, opening with X-rated Swedish film Night Games, followed by Oh! Calcutta and Bubbling Brown Sugar in the late 1970's. Later, the theatre was used as a studio for popular television programme This is Your Life, before being bought by the London School of Economics and renamed the Peacock Theatre.

In 1996, Sadler's Wells Company moved to the Peacock Theatre, becoming a prolific dance venue for the company. When the Sadler's Wells theatre opened in 1998, the theatre was used extensively by dancers. The Rat Pack (2002) played at the theatre, followed by Doldrum Bay (2003).

Notable productions have included The Houdini Experience, Ballet Revolucion, The Wah! Wah! Girls, Some Like it Hip Hop (2012), Tango Fire: Flames of Desire, Zoonation: Some Like it Hip Hop, Blam! (2013) and Rasta Thomas Dance Company - Romeo & Juliet (2015).

Now, the venue plays host to endless dance productions, including an annual run of Birmingham Repertory Theatre's The Snowman, with 2016 productions including Merchants of Bollywood, Vamos Cuba!, Into the Hoods, White Snake and more.

2017 sees a variety of one-off productions continue to play at the theatre, with a limited season from the UK tour of Footloose (2017), starring Gareth Gates. Birmingham Repertory Theatre's The Snowman returns again for Christmas 2017.

Past Shows


The Tap Pack
(closed 19 May 2018)

Cirque Berserk
(closed 7 May 2018)

English National Ballet: My First Swan Lake
(closed 7 Apr 2018)

 

Tango After Dark
(closed 17 Mar 2018)

Cirque Berserk
(closed 17 Feb 2018)
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The Snowman
(closed 31 Dec 2017)

 
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Footloose
(closed 30 Sep 2017)
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The Snowman
(closed 1 Jan 2017)
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The Merchants of Bollywood
(closed 11 Jun 2016)

 
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BLAM!
(closed 16 Nov 2013)