St. James Theatre opened its doors in September 2012. It is the first new London theatre to be built in thirty years. With only 312 seats, it was designed to be the destination for small productions. It is situated by Buckingham Palace, away from the busy London streets, and giving visitors the chance to relax in a calmer environment. The complex is unique in that the venue also holds a television broadcasting studio, providing worldwide online TV.
This winter season, there are a number of plays being put on for your enjoyment. The first is Daddy Long Legs. Based on the novel by Jane Webster, this musical is a sentimental story about an orphan girl sent to college by an anonymous benefactor. While she writes him monthly letters, she begins to gain a fuller understanding of herself in mind and spirit. The show runs until the 8th of December and tickets cost between £20-£50.
Shortly after that, director, Sally Cookson, adapts the classic fairytale of Cinderella. Starting from the 12th December, until the 26th January, Cinderella: A Fairytale, is set in modern times and has a quirky visual style. Tickets are between £17.50-£40.
As well as plays, there are also comedy shows and musical performances held in 100-seat capacity studio. You can find out all about them here.