DLT Entertainment's Shaftesbury Theatre

Starting in 1986 with a minority share, today DLT owns 100% of the Shaftesbury Theatre and is London's longest tenured theatre owner. In addition to producing its own shows, DLT has general managed third party productions.

Opens May 21 for a limited run

Re-opens September 21

Opened March 8 2016

Opened October 30, 2007

Opened September 29, 2011

In 1986, DLT Entertainment broadened its entertainment base into the world of live theatre by becoming a substantial shareholder in the West End’s Theatre of Comedy—a unique theatrical production entity that also owns its own West End theatre, The Shaftesbury Theatre, a 1400 seat, beautifully restored turn-of-the-century theatre..

The Theatre of Comedy was founded by Ray Cooney, one of the world’s top creator/writers of Farce—a theatrical tradition in which the British excel. Cooney assembled a company of 35 of the foremost comedy performers and writers to create an entity that would specialize in the creation and production of comedy entertainment on the West End, and that would also help develop and continue the U.K.’s rich tradition through bringing forward new plays and new talent.

In its U.K. television production activities (its newest endeavor), The Theatre of Comedy has produced for the BBC As Time Goes By, starring Theatre of Comedy Founder Members Dame Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer.

In the U.S., Taffner’s New York live theatre productions or co-productions include Run For Your Wife (Virginia Theatre), Stand Up Tragedy (Criterion Theatre), and Return To The Forbidden Planet (Variety Arts Theatre).

Today, DLT Entertainment is the sole owner of The Theatre of Comedy and Shaftesbury Theatre and has invested into a flytower extension nd master plan.

More information is available at www.ShaftesburyTheatre.com.


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Shaftesbury Theatre Improvements Continue
Following the success of the Shaftesbury Theatre's multi-award winning Fly Tower extension, The Shaftesbury Theatre has submitted a planning application for the upgrading of the facilities and structure of the landmark building. Improvements to the auditorium, audience experience, and extension of the foyers are included. You can have a look at the plans on the Shaftesbury Theatre web site here..

Hello Harry! | A Celebration of 40 Years at Stage Door
West End legend was awarded an inaugural Olivier Be Inspired Award, having been nominated by friends and family for his commitment to inspiring others through his love of theatre in his personal and professional life. Harry has worked at the Shaftesbury Theatre for 40 years this year, and performers from across the West End and beyond are coming together to celebrate his incredible career. Watch here.
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