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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 Shaftsbury Theatre and has invested into a flytower extension nd master plan.

More information is available at www.ShaftesburyTheatre.com.

8 Week Run Starts July 6 2019
Opening November 2019
Opened March 8 2016
Opened October 30, 2007
Opened September 29, 2011
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New Construction Shaftesbury Theatre Submits Plans to Further Improve The Theatre

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.

Motown Logo Shaftesbury Theatre Wins New London Architecture Award
£5,000,000 Fly Tower Extension Recognized
Up against competition including The London Olympic Stadium, The Science Museum, and The Wellcom Trust, The Shaftesbury Theatre won the New London Architecture Culture and community award.
Read more about the award here.
Read more about the work undertaken.
UPDATE: Shaftesbury Theatre wins 2018 Royal Institute of British Architects National Award. Read more

Harry Gabrial One Of The Olvier Awards Inaugural “Be Inspired Champions”
Harry has been Stagedoor Keeper at the Shaftesbury Theatre for over 35 years.
The Olivier Awards have announced its 6 inaugural “Be Inspired Champions”. Nominated by members of the public and theatre industry, these six individuals have motivated and inspired others with their love and commitment to theatre.

Read more about Harry and the award here.
Watch the Olivier video on Harry.

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