Facade of the Theatre in July 2023
United Kingdom
Public transitLondon Underground Tottenham Court Road
OwnerNimax Theatres
TypeWest End theatre
ProductionThe Little Big Things

@sohoplace is a West End theatre operated by Nimax Theatres. It is on the site of the previous London Astoria, as part of development around the Elizabeth line's Tottenham Court Road station.[1] It is the first purpose-built West End theatre to be opened in 50 years.[2] It opened on 15 October 2022, with a production of the play Marvellous.[3][4]


@sohoplace was built as part of the Crossrail project to redevelop St Giles Circus. This included the demolition of the London Astoria in 2009. Following the opening of the Elizabeth line in May 2022, it was announced that Nimax Theatres would open the new 602-seat theatre in late 2022. The overall development was designed by architects AHMM, whilst Haworth Tompkins designed the auditorium. Derwent London were the developer and Laing O’Rourke constructed the theatre.

Production history


In addition to the 602-seat auditorium, the theatre includes a rehearsal room, actors' green room, bar, restaurant and a terrace. There is also a large digital front-of-house screen on Charing Cross Road.[5]


  1. ^ Bosanquet, Theo (21 July 2022). "Nica Burns unveils new West End Theatre". WhatsOnStage. Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  2. ^ Wiegand, Chris (21 July 2022). "London's West End gets first purpose-built theatre in 50 years". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  3. ^ Saville, Alice (21 October 2022). "'Marvellous' review". Time Out. London. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Marvellous". Official London Theatre. Retrieved 21 October 2022.
  5. ^ "West End: First new large-scale theatre in 50 years to open". BBC News. 23 July 2022. Retrieved 24 July 2022.

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