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Office hours are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday



The beloved Samuel French Bookshop will return in a brand new home at the Royal Court Theatre, opening on Monday 5th March.

For nearly two hundred years, Samuel French has been a haven for theatre lovers and theatre makers in London, stocking a huge range of plays and theatre books, and offering expert advice.

Now, the bookshop is being reborn at the Royal Court, one of the most important centres of new writing in British theatre. It will occupy the beautiful Balcony Bar on the first floor. Simon - our shop manager from the store on Fitzroy Street for thirty years - will again be on hand to help and answer questions. The shop will be a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.

The shop will be open from 11am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday. After the main shop closes, there will be a smaller bookstall in the bar area on the lower ground floor from 6pm to showtime on nights when performances are taking place.

We look forward to welcoming back customers and friends from the old bookshop, and meeting many more theatre lovers in our new home.

If you have any questions about the Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court Theatre, please do get in touch.

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