020 7387 9373

Office hours are 9.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday

NEWS: The Samuel French bookshop in London is to close on Wednesday 12th April. All other parts of our business will continue as usual. Read more

The Samuel French Theatre Bookshop, London

 Our London shop


The Samuel French Bookshop is the theatre bookshop, with the largest range of plays, theatre books and gifts in London, and expert staff on hand to help.


How to find us



Samuel French's Theatre Bookshop
52 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5JR


Telephone: 020 7255 4300


Email: bookshop@samuelfrench-london.co.uk

 Warren Street, Great Portland Street

Opening hours

Monday to Friday




Our range includes:


  • Single plays and collections
  • Musical scores and libretti
  • Biograghies
  • The Stage and theatre magazines
  • Shakespeare plays and criticism
  • Theatre history and practice books
  • Acting books
  • Accent CDs and books
  • Educational books
  • Technical theatre books
  • Books on writing and directing
  • Theatre DVDs
  • Film books
  • Theatre gifts
  • Toy theatres
  • Moleskin notebooks
  • Books on London


Students get a 10% discount on production of a valid student card.



Some comments from our customers:

"What a wonderful wonderful bookshop. I could spend hours — days here!"

"Samuel French is my favourite bookstore in London!'

"Adorable shop and helpful staff for the aspiring actor."

"A shop that provides inspiration ... with friendly and knowledgeable staff."

"This is fantastic! I've been looking for Howard Barker's Arguments for a Theatre for 2 years and absolutely lit up when I saw it here."

"This bookstore is like a theatrical paradise!"

"A wonderful haven for theatregoers ... a welcoming place ... such friendly staff."