The Samuel French Bookshop is currently closed until further notice. You can still find and purchase plays here.

The shop is a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.

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 we are delighted to re-establish it 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.



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Contact and Opening Hours 

Monday – Saturday | 11am to 7.45pm (closed on Bank Holidays)

Please note the bookshop will be open 11.00am-5.30pm when there are no performance playing in either of the theatres.

On nights when the bookshop is being used for an event there will be a smaller bookstall in the bar area on the lower ground floor which stays open until 7:45pm.

For further information, please contact our Bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at [email protected]

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