Shaw Theatre

The Shaw Theatre

About Us

Welcome to the Shaw Theatre!


In the heart of London, the 446-seat Shaw Theatre has played host to a wide range of drama, dance, musical theatre and concerts. The Shaw theatre first opened in 1971 under the name of the Bedforbury theatre (named after Lord Bedforbury). The same year, its vast history began with its opening play Zigger Zagger by Peter Terson.

In 1998, it went under a colossal renovation and was renamed the Shaw Theatre. It was named after the notorious Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw who spent his later life in the Kings Cross area. The theatre looked to celebrate his works and importance in the theatrical world.

During its time, it saw many famous artists perform and rehearse, such as Elton John (1972), Linda Lewis (1972), Mia Farrow (1972), Queen (1985), Van Morrison (2005), Dionne Warwick (2006) and Boy George (2008).

The vibrant theatre plays a significant role in the cultural landscape of Kings Cross.


Outside the venue is the contemporary sculpture St Joan by artist Keith Grant, in recognition of Shaw’s play of the same name, which is generally considered to be one of his most important works. Shaw had long considered writing about Joan of Arc, and her canonisation supplied a strong incentive. The play was an international success, and is believed to have led to his Nobel Prize for Literature.

How to hire us

We have a beautiful auditorium and rehearsal space available to hire.

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The Shaw Theatre is part of the Pullman London St Pancras, a four star hotel with 312 rooms and the award-winning GA restaurant. It is located three minutes’ walk from St Pancras Station and five minutes’ walk from both Euston and King’s Cross Stations, which link London to the rest of the UK.

Pullman Hotel

Shaw Theatre Foyer

The Shaw theatre is located within the Pullman London St Pancras, a 4* hotel complex. The hotel provides the perfect opportunity to eat, drink and sleep in luxury and comfort whilst attending one of our shows.

The Pullman London St Pancras hotel is situated just a few minutes walk from both King's Cross St Pancras and Euston.The hotel is one of the city's premier upscale hotels, with lots of luxury amenities such as tranquil rain showers, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar and luxury toiletries. It is also the perfect destination to hold business conferences and meetings, with 17 contemporary meeting rooms.

For bedroom reservations click here or call 0207 7666 9001

For event spaces click here

GA Restaurant

Shaw Theatre Foyer

The GA restaurant and bar is located within the Pullman, and is a perfect setting for pre and post theatre dining, drinks, bar food and afternoon tea. 

GA KingsX combines both glamour, culture and the contemporary modern era mixed with London’s vibrant feel. Offering a creative twist of Modern European and British Food, this is topped off with an attractive cocktail list and a '50 Tastes of Gin' Gin Bar. It is a fun and inviting central London Bar and Kitchen, bringing a stylish and enjoyable atmosphere to the heart of Kings Cross, with a passionate team dedicated to friendly and efficient service.

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