The Phoenix Artist Club – ‘A hidden gem’ – secreted away down a little side street (used in the opening sequences of ‘Harry Potter’) and tucked beneath The Phoenix Theatre lies this charming escape from the London norm.
As featured in many films and TV Productions, Travel Channel’s “The Layover” with Anthony Bourdain, written about by Rupert Everett in “Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins”, visited by Princess Michael of Kent, Kiefer Sutherland, Kiera Knightley, Jude Law, David Soul, John Hurt and Janice Dickinson to name but a few, inspiring screenwriters, authors and poets and refreshing worn out theatre staff from every London Theatre – you can perhaps understand why they want to keep us for themselves!
We are the perfect antidote to corporate ‘all the same’ pubs. A private members club, open to the public and theatre goers for afternoon tea, group bookings or just somewhere to relax in old world charm.
As the theatre lights dim and stage doors close, everyone that’s anyone in The West End makes their way to ‘The Phoenix’ (sometimes called ‘Shuts’ because it never does!). You can join in the late night fun – simply produce your theatre ticket at the door – and if there’s room – you’re in!
With fascinating posters, paintings and pictures from decades of theatre productions, much of it signed and donated by members, a restored art deco interior and hidden treasures lurking in every corner, there is something new to see on every visit – and you never know who might decide to sing from the shows or do an impromptu routine!
Come on in, there is nothing like it in London – but – Ssh – it’s a secret!!