The Piccadilly Theatre in London opened in 1928 and at the time was one of the largest theaters in London with a seating capacity of 1400. It was said back then that if all the bricks used in the building were laid in a straight line, they would stretch from London to Paris. Located in London’s West End, the theater operated as a cinema early on and premiered the first talking motion picture to be shown in Britain. After a time as a cabaret, the theater was renovated in the 1950s and returned to its original purpose of hosting plays and musicals. It hosted several Broadway shows in the 1960s and 1970s, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Today, the Piccadilly Theatre seats just over 1200 on three levels: the Stalls, the Royal Circle and the Grand Circle, which, despite its name is the furthest from the stage and the best level for which to get discounted tickets. The Jersey Boys is currently playing.
The best way to reach the Piccadilly Theatre is by taking the Tube to the Piccadilly Circus stop on either the Piccadilly or Bakerloo lines. It is also walking distance from the Leicester Square and Charing Cross stations. Buses 24, 29 and 176 also run nearby.