Location: 100A Avenue Road
Currently Showing: Describe the Night
Access: Swiss Cottage (exit 2)
The Hampstead Theatre originally began its life as the The Hampstead Theatre Club in Moreland Hall (a parish church). Under James Roose-Evans’ artistic direction, the 1959-60 season included two of Harold Pinter’s works (The Dumb Waiter and The Room), Eugène Ionesco’s Jacques, and Ann Jellicoe’s The Sport of My Mad Mother.
In 1962, the company moved to a portable cabin in Swiss Cottage where it remained for almost 40 years. In this time, the company supported and developed new works from young and emerging writers, including: Debbi Tucker Green, Terry Johnson, Mike Leigh, and Abi Morgan.
In 2003, the company moved into a purpose-built venue, the current Hampstead Theatre. It has continued to be a platform for new talents along with playing host to works from more established writers.
The Hampstead Theatre is located on Avenue Road in Swiss Cottage. The venue is equipped with two stages: the main auditorium seating 325 and a studio space with a capacity of up to 100 seats.
Scenic spots Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are near to the theatre. London Zoo and Camden Market are also within half an hour’s walk.
Our restaurants nearby are:
- Bradleys- Winchester Road, British, expensive
- Fiddie’s Italian Kitchen – New College Parade, Italian
- Carluccio’s – King Henry’s Road, Italian, chain
- Ye Olde Swiss Cottage – Finchley Road, British, pub