Among the bright lights and bustle of Piccadilly Circus, the Criterion Theater stands strong.
Established in the late 19th century, this historic venue continues to serve as one of London's ultimate theater experiences. Elaborate pillars and Victorian mirrors embellish the Criterion’s interior, which was originally illuminated by gas lamps.
The Criterion still delivers spectacular performances while providing patrons with an elegant, nostalgic atmosphere. The hilarious stage version of John Buchan’s 1915 novel, 39 Steps, has been running since 2006. Past shows include Star Wars-Shortened and Mack and Mabel.
Smoking and cameras are prohibited. Latecomers are only permitted into the show during the intermission.
- Text and image by Lisa Aprile.