Her Majesty’s Theatre was designed by English architect Charles J. Phipps and built in 1897. The building holds more than 1,200 people, and its interiors are classically Victorian, with a French Renaissance influence. That motif works well with the theater’s long-running production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera.The BasicsThe Phantom of the Opera
is the second-longest running musical in the West End. The musical premiered here in London in 1986 and has been performed at Her Majesty’s ever since. Take advantage of advanced booking to secure your seats, with options to suit your budget. Benefit from packages that include pre-show meals to make the most of your night on the tiles. Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The Phantom of the Opera is a must-see for musical lovers.
- Her Majesty’s Theatre is accessible for wheelchair users. Call ahead as discounts may be available.
- Signed, captioned, and audio-described shows are scheduled regularly; contact the theater directly to check availability.
Piccadilly Circus is the closest Underground station, while Charing Cross is the nearest mainline station. Several local buses service Haymarket or Regent Street, including the 6, 15, 139, and 453. It’s best to avoid driving in London during weekdays when the Congestion Charge applies, though evening and weekend visitors can take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme for discounted parking.When to Get There
Evening performances take place daily except Sunday and bank holidays, while matinees are available on Thursday and Saturday. Opt to relax after a busy day exploring with a show, or put aside time for dinner and drinks in London’s vibrant entertainment center with an afternoon viewing.Mice and Misérables in the West EndThe Phantom of the Opera
has been playing continually at Her Majesty’s Theatre for more than 30 years. There are only two other West End shows that can trump this impressive achievement. Les Misérables
is just ahead of Phantom, having begun its London run in 1985, and continuing today at the Queen’s Theatre. The true record breaker, though, is Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap
, which premiered in 1952, and still plays today at St. Martin’s Theatre.