Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road

The Dominion Theatre is situated near Centre Point in London where Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road all meet. It was built between 1928 and 1929 by W and TR Milburn as a theatre, but began showing films in the 1930s due to faltering popularity in their live shows. Its first major live show was The Judy Garland Show which ran for a month in 1957 and it has been a popular venue for musical theatre ever since. Notable performances at The Dominion include Grease from 1993 until 1996 and again in 2001, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Notre Dame de Paris, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast from 1997 until 1999.

What’s On

Currently showing since 2002 at The Dominion Theatre is The Queen and Ben Elton musical, We Will Rock You. It is the longest running show to ever play at the theatre and is taking bookings through 2013.


Ideally situated at the meeting point of Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road, The Dominion Theatre is directly opposite Tottenham Court Road tube station which is on the Central and Northern Lines.

The Dominion Theatre is located in the bustling area of Tottenham Court Road at the end of Oxford Street, within walking distance of the department stores and smaller shops that make up the area. Hotels near Dominion Theatre London include the 3-star Country Inns and Suites by Carlson with its cosy rooms and country charm. Featuring fireplaces, wood furnishings and friendly staff, the hotel is ideally situated opposite the theatre.


The Dominion Theatre has a huge seating capacity of 2,163 on two levels – Stalls and Circle. Stall seats are located on the ground floor of the auditorium and offer great views from most seats. The Circle is situated above the Stalls and also presents great views. See the seating plan for guidance on which seats to purchase.

Top Tips for Visiting the Dominion Theatre

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  1. There are bars on both levels, but the stalls bar is particularly busy so you may want to try upstairs.
  2. Male and female toilets are located on both levels.
  3. There is no lift to the Circle level, so patrons with limited mobility are advised to sit in the stalls.
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2 thoughts on “Dominion Theatre

  1. Carol

    This theatre is so big it sometimes scares me. My mother is elderly and struggles in crowds so we made sure we got to our seats really early to avoid the rush. We sat in the stalls but I would advise to sit middle to centre as there is a lot to take in. If you want help like my mother did, I would advise going to the usher at the start who was really helpful and kind and made this a perfect treat for my mum’s 80th

  2. tigertim22

    This show is SO loud. My tip would be sit upstairs in the Circle, or at least away from the speakers as it felt like a rock concert. Also, use the toilets on the right of the Stalls near the front of the stage as they weren’t busy but my wife had to wait for ages at the ones near the bar


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