Who is the ghostly figure seen by countless stars at Theatre Royal Haymarket? Why did a night-watchman never want to return to Bristol’s Old Vic? When did the sight of a ghostly child cause a show to stop mid-performance? Join us for the second part of the Most Haunted Theatres in Britain as we reveal why some theatres are not places you’d want to spend a night alone:

Updated: 5th Jan 2017

We asked West End box offices, casts & crew to name some of their favourite haunts. From basement bars to restaurants with Michelin stars, some are even close enough for interval drinks!

Listings run alphabetically by Theatre (Adelphi-Wyndhams) so you can find the best pub & restaurant near the theatre you’re visiting. So don’t be surprised if you bump into the actors – or even a bassoonist – over a pre-show G&T or late night Sticky Toffee Pudding!

London’s Theatreland isn’t short of celebrity hangouts or private members clubs. Along with The Ivy, The Groucho Club and Soho House there is also a plethora of night spots further west in uber-trendy (and uber-expensive) Mayfair, where you might bump into the likes of Prince Harry, Rihanna, or if you’re really unlucky, Girls Aloud.

West End Watering Holes
West End Watering Holes: A far more relaxed affair than hurrying an interval drink!

But why waste your hard earned cash when there are more authentic places to chat theatre over a G&T or toast Oscar Wilde with a Guinness? Places where you will find the producers and actors, the stage hands and orchestra….