The Peacock Theatre stands on a site which has held entertainment venues since the 17th century. This, however, is a much more modern building, dating from 1960. It used to be an office block with a Cinerama theatre in the basement. It screened films such as Ben Hur and Mutiny on the Bounty, and had theatrical success with Oh! Calcutta! in 1970 and Bubbling Brown Sugar in 1977. The theatre went on to be the studio for the TV programme This is Your Life and was subsequently used as a lecture hall. From 1998, it has been used as a dance venue in the evenings by the Sadlers Wells company.
The theatre has 2 licensed bars and is air conditioned. It has a capacity of 999 over 2 levels. The 2 seats at either end of each row in both sections suffer from a sidelined view. The view from rows E and A in the circle is affected by a handrail.
Disabled access is through the Administration doorway on Kingsway; an usher can take you round. A ramp will be placed over the 3 steps to allow you to enter. There are 2 spaces for wheelchair users at the back of the Dress Circle. There’s an infra-red hearing amplification system in the auditorium. The theatre does not have an adapted toilet.
The best tube stations to use are Holborn (250m) or Temple (300m). There’s a blue badge parking bay on Portugal Street and a 24 hour car park at Parker Street for other drivers.
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