Theatres in London. London prides itself on its creative culture, and live theatre is a major part of this. Spend some time wandering around Leicester Square, and you will be struck by the number of theatres you come across at every corner and side street. London's vibrant theatre scene is made up of larger commercial West End venues and smaller Off West End and Fringe all showing different types of work ranging from large scale musical spectaculars, to intimate dramas.
Insights on London's Theatres:
+ There are 187 theatres in London.
+ From the first performance of Shakespeare at The Globe in 1599 there are now at least 200 shows to choose from every day across the West End.
+ British Theatre contributes £2.5 billion to the economy annually
+ #Traveltips: The TKTS booth in Leicester Square offers half-price and discounted theatre tickets on the day of the show, and up to a week in advance. The Fringe and Off West End theatres can provide a more intimate experience than the larger West End theatres, and prices are much lower than those in the West End.
Stats from @london_theatre and @ldn_gov