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Odeon Camden Town ( Visit Site )

ODEON is the largest chain of movie theatres in the UK with over 100 locations. Today ODEON and UCI Cinemas Group operate as partners in the field of multiplexes. ODEON -Camden has a very interesting history behind it. Initially, it was known as Gaumont Palace, a theatre that opened in 1937 to accommodate up to 2,742 guests. It was then one of the most luxurious theatres in town. Over time, it came to be known only as Gaumont and in 1964; it acquired the name of ODEON. The theatre since then has closed and re-opened many a times. Today, the theatre features 5 screens equipped with Digital AES Sound and IR/HL display.

Address: ODEON Camden, 14 The Parkway, London, NW1 7AA, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 87 12244007

Odeon Covent Garden ( Visit Site )

Although the name is misleading, Odeon Covent Garden is actually located in Shaftesbury Avenue, an area that is close to Convent Garden. The theatre can be easily accessed using Leicester Square tube Station on Charring Cross Road. It features 4 screens, all equipped with Digital AES Sound and IR.

Address: 135 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8AH, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 87 12244007

Odeon Swiss Cottage ( Visit Site )

Odeon Swiss Cottage is the first theatre in North London to introduce the IMAX experience. This multi-screen Cineplex can be accessed through Swiss Cottage underground station and is a 5-minute walk from the Finchley Road. The theatre features 6 screens of which one is an IMAX Screen while the others are equipped with ODEON Digital 8000 HD, Digital AES Sound and wheelchair access.

Address: 96 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5EL, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 87 12244007

The Everyman Cinema ( Visit Site )

Right in the heart of Hampstead is The Everyman Cinema, a dream destination for those who appreciate classics and art-house films. The theatre also screens mainstream movies along with cinematic 'firsts' in its stylish environment spread over three floors. Technically, it has kept itself up-to-date on the latest happenings in technology with 35mm, Digital, DVD, Blu-Ray and even Sky HD TV cinema projection.

Address: 5 Holly Bush Vale, London, NW3 6TX, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 871 9069060

The Renoir ( Visit Site )

One of London's few theatres dedicated to first-run and independent films, Renoir is a two screen theatre showcasing mainly art-house, classics, cult and foreign movies. Located in the Brunswick centre, the theatre can be accessed using Russell Square underground station.

Address: Brunswick Centre, London, WC1N 1AW, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 330 5001331

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The Tricycle Theatre ( Visit Site )

The Tricycle Theatre has been one of the favourite theatres of art film & theatre aficionados since 1980. Hosting various films, theatrical productions and film festivals, the visual art projection at Tricycle is following an impressive path. After a major fire broke out in 1987, the theatre has refurbished itself into a cinema hall, workshop space, art gallery and café.

Address: 269 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 73281000

Vue Cinema ( Visit Site )

A prominent state-of-the-art 12-screen multiplex cinema located on Finchley road, on the first floor of the O2 Centre, near Swiss Cottage. Vue Cinema offers the latest in technology and leisure facilities for a true comfortable and modern movie watching experience. All the theatres are equipped with Digital Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, Wi-Fi, Xtreme, 3D, digital presentation, and wheelchair access and can seat up to 1710 people.

Address: O2 Centre, Finchley Road, West Hampstead, London, NW3 6LU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 87 12240240

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Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
( Visit Site )

The award-winning Regent's Park Open Air Theatre run by The New Shakespeare Company Ltd was first started by Robert Atkins and Sydney Caroll in 1932. The theatre promotes Shakespearean productions and has one of the largest amphitheatres in London with a seating capacity of 1187 guests. Watching a famous English play, in the heart of one of the city's favourite parks, is an experience incomparable to any! The theatre is one of the top visited summer spots in London and an entertainment hub for the theatregoing crowd. It is equipped with all the essential services such as facilities for disabled people, a licensed bar, barbecue and picnic space, covered dining and much more.

Address: Inner Cir, Westminster NW1 4NU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 84 48264242, +44 84 43753460

The Etcetera Theatre ( Visit Site )

The Etcetera Theatre is Camden's best-known pub theatre located just a few meters away from Camden Town Tube Station. The location of the pub is so ideal that after your visit to the Camden Market, you can easily travel back to the theatre to enjoy shows based on comedy, magic, musicals and previews. The theatre is quite small and is situated above the Oxford Arms Pub.

Address: 265 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 74824857

Theatro Technis ( Visit Site )

Theatro Technis is a leading fringe theatre in London that is dedicated to developing and staging both contemporary and classical theatrical productions. For the past 55 years, the international community has been enacting their innovative works through theatre, dance, music, films, art and photography.

Address: 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 73876617

The Bloomsbury Theatre ( Visit Site )

The Bloomsbury Theatre is a local theatre in London, owned & operated by University College London and located off Gordon Street in Camden. The theatre is well appreciated for hosting an assortment of events ranging from comedy and drama to dance and music,. Around 500 plus visitors can enjoy a show at a time in this spacious and relaxed atmosphere. During its initial days it was called as the 'The Central Collegiate Building Auditorium', but in 1982 it was renamed to 'The Bloomsbury Theatre'. The feel at The Bloomsbury is very different from that of regular West End theatres with as much as 20 theatre companies using the auditorium as a platform for their productions…in a single month!

Address: 15 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 73888822

The Camden Arts Centre ( Wikipedia )

Camden Arts Centre is an arts centre built for appreciating the creation and final output of designing a piece of art. The galleries at the Camden Arts Centre are dedicated to new and innovative mindsets of local and international artists in several different fields. Exhibitions are held on a regular basis by resident as well as outside artists. The Arts Centre is located in a Grade II listed building, which is nestled between Hampstead and Kilburn in the London Borough of Camden. Constructed as the Hampstead Central Library, it was renamed the Camden Arts Centre in 1967.

Address: Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 7472 5500

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The Dominion Theatre ( Visit Site )

The Dominion Theatre is a West End theatre found quite close to St Giles' Circus and Centre Point Tower. It started as a movie theatre, but today focuses mostly on live shows and concerts. Some of the best musicals of all time have been staged at the Dominion Theatre, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease and Scrooge-the musical. The theatre has a huge seating capacity of 2,182 people and its perfect location at the junction of Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road make it a huge hit.

Address: 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 79270900

The Shaftesbury Theatre ( Visit Site )

A West End venue, the Shaftesbury Theatre is situated at Shaftesbury Avenue and was opened on December 26, 1911 under the guidance of Bertie Crewe. Then called the Princes Theatre, it changed its name when EMI bought the venue in 1963. Its seating capacity is around 1400 with a special focus on musical productions.

Address: 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP, United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 20 73795399