268-269 Tottenham Court Road
The Dominion Theatre is located in the postal zone W1 which is very central in the heart of London's West End and theatre district. Oxford Street, Chinatown, Soho are all within a 5 minute walk away. The nearest tube is Tottenham Court Road.
HOTELS NEAR THE DOMINION THEATRE LONDON:-
One of the nearest hotels to the Dominion Theatre London is the St.Giles Hotel. Very popular amongst visitors to London. Located at the bottom of Tottenham Court Road you can walk to Oxford Street in about three minutes. Within a short walk are Drury Lane, Covent Garden, Soho, Carnaby Street, Regents Street, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, in fact most London attractions. The Dominion Theatre is right next door.
Another hotel close to the Dominion Theatre and worth checking out is the Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel. This fully renovated hotel is situated in a prominent position on one of London's most famous avenues, Shaftesbury Avenue. with it's array of theatre's and buzzing nightlife. The World famous Piccadilly Circus with it's neon lights is just a 2 minute walk from the hotel entrance. Leicester Square and onward to Covent Garden is all within walking distance.
ABOUT THE DOMINION THEATRE LONDON:-
Built in 1929 on a site that was once a leper colony and a brewery which, when its 22-foot high vat of ale burst (in 1814) and its contents poured into the street, was responsible for 20 deaths, many people drowning in alcohol. For its early musicals the Dominion struggled to attract audiences. Turning to cinema it was the venue for the revised "The Phantom Of The Opera", starring Lon Chaney. In 1931 the premiere of "City Lights" was held there, attended by its star Charlie Chaplin, and by King George V.
In the following years a number of famous stars appeared in variety including Judy Garland in 1957, until in 1958 the theatre once again turned to film when the Todd-AO equipment was installed for "South Pacific". This four-year success was followed by an even more successful "Sound Of Music", which ran from 1965 to 1968. Since then the theatre has played host to a variety of blockbuster films interspersed with Georgian dancers, Chinese acrobats, and pop groups.
Most recent productions include: "Grease" (1993 - 1996); "Scrooge" (1996 - 1997), and in 1997 Disney's Beauty And The Beast opened for what was expected to be a long run, but declining audience numbers forced the shows closure at the end of 1999. "Notre-Dame de Paris" (based on Victor Hugo's novel) ran from May 2000 until 2001.
TRAVEL TO THE DOMINION THEATE LONDON:-
Address: 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ
Nearest Tube station
Tottenham Court Road (100m)
7, 8, 10, 14, 14A, 19, 22, 24, 25, 29, 38, 40, 73, 176
Masterpark at Poland Street; NCP at Great Russell Street.
Dominion Theatre: Tube (underground)
|Tottenham Court Road Station
||Central - Northern
|Goodge Street Station
|Leicester Square Station
||Piccadilly - Northern
|Covent Garden Station
||Central - Piccadilly