London is well known for both its theatres and restaurants, where people can enjoy different delicious cuisines and amazing musical performances. Rustiko, as one of the best Italian restaurants in Old Compton Street, offers scrumptious Italian dishes and cocktails before you visit the theatres nearby for a fantastic musical.
Today we are going to introduce some of the theatres that you must see a show at, after enjoying a yummy Italian meal at Rustiko!
Prince Edward Theatre
Situated in the West End, Prince Edward Theatre is very close to RustiKo, one of the best Italian restaurants in Old Compton Street. It is, in fact, one of the best theatres in London. It was founded in 1930 and has seen several rebuilds due to its popularity. The Prince Edward Theatre saw brief times of showing movies on various Cinerama screens. In June 1978 it saw a return to live theatre.
Opened in 1901, Apollo Theatre is a Grade II listed theatre located in the West End. Specially designed for musical performances, Apollo Theatre is a highly remarked theatre in London with fans around the world. Don’t confuse it with the New York Apollo Theater or the Apollo Victoria Theatre in Westminster. A number of live shows can be seen at the Apollo every year.
Situated on Shaftesbury Avenue, Lyric Theatre is one of the oldest and the second theatre built in this area. Same as Apollo Theatre, Lyric is a Grade II listed theatre in the West End. Originally home to comic operas, it is now a theatre features musicals and light comedies.
Royal National Theatre
The Royal Theatre is one of London’s publicly funded theatres and it is considered among the top three of those. Those from outside of London might know of the theatre as The National Theatre of Great Britain. It was opened in 1976 and has three different theatre rooms with a seating capacity of over 2,500 people. You can find a number of live performances at the theatre throughout the year.
The Old Vic
Situated right in The Cut, this non-profit theatre is almost 200 years old and has the capacity for 1,000 people. The slogan of The Old Vic is to Entertain Something New. Whether you want to see a classic like the Christmas Carol or you want to see something more modern, The Old Vic is a wonderful place to see it.
Opening in 1599, The Globe Theatre was built by William Shakespeare’s playing company. In those years the theatre has gone through many changes. In fact, the modern Globe Theatre is located 750 feet away from where the original stood. Despite the lengthy amount of time the theatre has been open, it hasn’t stopped bringing amazing shows to the public.
Royal Court Theatre
In Sloane Square, you will find the Royal Court Theatre. The 400-seat Royal Court Theatre is home to The English Stage Company. A number of notable productions have been put on in the over 50 years that the theatre has been putting on shows.
There is something about a live show that can’t be captured by a recording. If you want to enjoy the best experience in London, there is no better way to achieve it than to pair a good musical show with an amazing dinner at the best Italian restaurants in London. At RustiKo, you can expect to savour the finest Italian dishes with our Pre-Theatre Set Menu.
Our Pre-theatre set menu is available every day from 5 pm to 7 pm and 10 pm to 11 pm! Don’t forget to pay RustiKo Soho a visit.