About the Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court Theatre
For nearly two hundred years, Samuel French has been a haven for theatre lovers and theatremakers in London, stocking a huge range of plays and theatre books, and offering expert advice.
You can now find our Bookshop at the Royal Court Theatre, one of the most important centres of new writing in British theatre. It occupies the mezzanine space between the ground floor and basement bar. Simon - our shop manager from the store on Fitzroy Street for thirty years - is on hand to help and answer questions. The shop is a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.
At the heart of a wide range of plays and theatre books is our unrivalled selection of Royal Court Playtexts. Scripts for current productions sell for just £5.00, and many more, for past productions, are available both in store and online.
Our standard opening hours are 11.30am–7.45pm, Monday to Saturday / 11.30am to 5.30pm on non-show days (closed on Bank Holidays).
Special Opening Hours
Monday 4th March 10.00am to 5.30pm
Monday 11th March 11.30am to 6.30pm
Friday 15th March 11.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 16th March 4.00pm to 7.30pm
Monday 18th March onwards (apart from 23rd March) 11.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 23rd March 4.00pm to 7.30pm
Friday 29th March to Saturday 30th March Closed
Got a question about visiting us or a particular book order? Contact our bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at [email protected]
Photo: Helen Murray