The Harold Pinter Theatre opened on 15 October 1881 as the Royal Comedy Theatre.
The theatre's reputation grew through the First World War when C B Cochran and André Charlot presented their famous review shows. The range of work at the Harold Pinter Theatre has been far reaching, from musical comedies to revival and experimental theatre and includes hugely successful shows such as Savages starring Paul Scofield in 1973 and The Rocky Horror Show making its West End debut in 1979.
Alan Bennet has appeared with Patricia Routledge in his Talking Heads and Stockard Channing appeared in Six Degrees of Separation, which won best play at the 1993 Olivier Awards.
The Homecoming, No-man's Land, Moonlight, The Hothouse and the Pinter at the Pinter Season directed by Jamie Lloyd. In recent years, Francesca Annis and Anthony Andrews have starred in Ibsen's Ghosts.