St. James Theatre, London

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St. James Theatre
Address 12 Palace Street
London, England
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°29′55″N 0°08′27″W / 51.49857°N 0.14091°W / 51.49857; -0.14091Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 0°08′27″W / 51.49857°N 0.14091°W / 51.49857; -0.14091
Operator Entertainment & Media Group
Type West End theatre
Capacity Main stage: 312
Studio theatre: 120
Opened 18 September 2012
Architect Foster Wilson Architects

The St. James Theatre is a 312[1] seat theatre in London's West End which opened on 18 September 2012.[2] It was built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre, which was damaged by a fire in 2002 and subsequently demolished.[3]

Described as "the first newly built theatre complex in central London for 30 years",[4] the building was designed by Foster Wilson Architects.[5] It features a 312 seat theatre and a 120 capacity studio theatre.[4] Robert Mackintosh is the theatre's Creative Director.[6] The St. James Theatre is owned and operated by Entertainment & Media Group.[7]

The theatre began its debut season in September 2012 with the London premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Bully Boy.[2]

Performances in the 312 seat auditorium run for between 2 - 10 weeks with the Studio Theatre shows changing almost nightly with a range of jazz, comedy, cabaret, music and theatre.

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  1. ^ Zoe Craig (3 September 2012). "Preview: The New St James Theatre". Londonist. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "St James Theatre in London's West End opens". BBC News. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Alistair Smith (6 May 2009). "New plans to breathe life into Westminster Theatre". The Stage. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "About the St. James Theatre". St James Theatre. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Project: St James Theatre, Westminster". Foster Wilson Architects. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Team", St James Theatre. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  7. ^ "St. James Theatre". Entertainment & Media Group. Retrieved 23 December 2013.