The Grade II-listed Harold Pinter Theatre opened on 15 October 1881 as the Royal Comedy Theatre, designed by Thomas Verity. It has 796 seats on four levels. The theatre's reputation grew through the First World War when C B Cochran and André Charlot presented their famous revue shows.
The range of work at the address has been far reaching, from musical comedies to revival and experimental theatre and includes hugely successful plays such as Savages starring Paul Scofield in 1973 and musicals including The Rocky Horror Show, making its West End debut in 1979, and Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon in 2014.
The theatre was renamed in 2011 in honour of the late British dramatist and director Harold Pinter. Several Pinter plays have had successful runs at this address, including The Caretaker with Michael Gambon in 2000, Betrayal with Kristin Scott Thomas in 2011 and Old Times, again with Scott Thomas, in 2013.
(Sources: Theatre website, Wikipedia)