star Dominion Theatre

268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ

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An American in Paris

An American in Paris
Directly following celebrated engagements in New York and Paris, this critically acclaimed and multi Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical of love and hope lights up the West End at London’s Dominion Theatre. Inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features many of GEORGE and IRA GERSHWIN’s timelessly popular songs and music, including I Got Rhythm, I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise, The Man I Love, They Can’t Take That Away From Me and ’S Wonderful. Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war. more

Directions

The theatre can be seen from the station, on the corner of the crossroads between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street.

Tube

Tottenham Court Road.

Train

Charing Cross, Victoria, Waterloo.

Bus

7, 8, 10, 14, 19, 24, 25, 29, 38, 55, 73, 98, 176.

Parking

Great Russell Street NCP.

History

Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre is relatively new compared to other West End theatres in London. It first opened in October 1929 having been built in 1928 stop it was originally built as a theatre but was converted in the early 1930s to allow the screening of movies.

The architects were the Milburns and created a distinctive portland stone fronts of the theatre. Nowadays the capacity is well over 2000 making it a very large theatre although it was even bigger before when the former upper circle was still working.

In the last few years, the theatre has been renovated a significant amount including work on the dressing room block, the main for a and the creation of a new studio and rehearsal room. Most recently in 2011 over £200,000 spent on connecting the theatre to a building used for theatre management offices.

The theatre is currently owned by the nadir land organisation who have put on notably, the huge smash hit musical We Will Rock You. The show has been a massive runaway success and has now been running for 10 years making it easily the longest running musical ever to play at the Dominion Theatre. Other notable productions include Grease, Swan Lake, Beauty and the Beast and Scrooge but of course Queen's We Will Rock You is what it is most famous for today.

Food and Drink

Four bars which also serve hot and cold refreshments and snacks.

Accessibility

Wheelchair users welcome, disabled toilet available, infra red hearing system.

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