Prince Edward Theatre
Old Compton Street
The Prince Edward Theatre is one of around 40 major theatres within a 2 mile radius across London’s West End and is, like the vast majority of the theatres, situated close to Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue in the region known as ‘Theatreland.’ As this area of London is in close proximity to many other city attractions (such as the Oxford Circus shopping district, London parks and Buckingham Palace) the Prince Edward Theatre is well connected in terms of public transportation links. Always check www.tfl.gov.uk for London travel updates before embarking upon a journey to the theatre.
The nearest National Rail station to the Prince Edward Theatre is London Charing Cross (10-15 minute walk). From the station, cross the road at the traffic lights and head left down Ducannon St. Turn right up St Martin’s Place and keep walking as the road turns into Charing Cross Road. Walk in a straight line for approximately 5 minutes and then turn left onto Old Compton Street. The Theatre will be on your right hand side.
Alternatively, you can take the tube from Charing Cross to either Leicester Square or Tottenham Court Road, which are both around a 5 minute walk to the theatre. Please see directions below.
The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines). See below for directions from each tube station.
Leicester Square (5 minutes): From the station, head straight up Charing Cross Road towards Tottenham Court Road. Walk straight for approximately 3 minutes and then turn left onto Old Compton Street. The theatre will be on your right hand side.
Tottenham Court Road (6 minutes): From the station head down towards Charing Cross Road. Turn right onto old Compton Street. The theatre will be on your right hand side.
The following buses are all stop within a 5 minute walk to the Prince Edward Theatre: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 38, 88, 94, 139, 159, 176, 453
The Prince Edward Theatre is 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.
The Prince Edward Theatre is part of the Q-Park Scheme. The nearest Q Park is the 24hr Chinatown car park (20 Newport Place, WC2H 7PR). Parking costs approximately £18 for up to 3hrs, and £24 for 4hrs but theatregoers can save 50% if they have their ticket validated at the theatre. Ask theatre ushers for further details of where to get your ticket stamped.
Black cabs can be hailed outside the theatre or on Charing Cross Road. Alternatively you can head down to Charing Cross Rail Station where there is a designated taxi rank.