The Hampstead Theatre was founded in 1959. It started off in a scout hut, before moving to a pub and then a “temporary” pre-fab building where it stayed for 40 years. Then in 2003 it was able to move into a brand new state-of-the-art building.
The theatre has always supported new talent and the early works of Harold Pinter, Michael Frayn and Mike Leigh were premiered there. It continues to seek out the best new British and international writing and to bring intelligent, provocative plays to the stage.
The new building is air conditioned and has a café bar serving hot dishes, light meals and snacks from 10 am to 11 pm, Monday to Saturday. The auditorium seats 325 over 2 levels. The main entrance is on ground level and has an assisted door for wheelchair uses. There is a lift to all floors and access to the Stalls via a ramp. Five wheelchair spaces are available in the Stalls and there are adapted toilets on all floors. The auditorium has an infra-red sound amplification system for the hard of hearing.
Swiss Cottage tube station is right outside the theatre. This is a residential area and on-street parking is limited. The theatre suggests that car drivers park in the Regency Car Park beside the Swiss Cottage Odeon Cinema, which will cost £5 when showing a Hampstead Theatre ticket.
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