The shop is a friendly place to visit and browse. Have a read of your purchases whilst enjoying a coffee in our Bar & Kitchen.

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. The much loved bookshop in Fitzroy Street, London closed in April 2017 and was re-established in one of the most important centres of new writing in British theatre.

Simon, the shop manager from the store on Fitzroy Street for thirty years, is on hand to help and answer questions.

We look forward to welcoming customers and friends from the old bookshop, and introducing many more theatre-goers to the Samuel French team.

The bookshop is now located on the lower ground floor of the Royal Court Theatre (Stalls level) just before the stairs to enter the Bar & Kitchen.

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Contact and Opening Hours 

May opening times:

The bookshop will be closed on Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th May.

Thursday 11th to Friday 12th             11.30am to 5.30pm

Monday 15th to Friday 19th          11.30am to 5.30pm

Monday 22nd to Friday 26th          11.30am to 5.30pm

Tuesday 30th to Friday 2nd June   11.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday 3rd June                           11.30am to 7.45pm

For further information, please contact our Bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at

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