Please note that the Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court Theatre is currently closed.
In conjunction with the Royal Court Theatre's decision to prioritise the wellbeing of customers, companies and staff during the current Covid-19 public health emergency, the Samuel French Bookshop will now remain closed until further notice. In the meantime, we'll continue to sell plays and theatre books at concordtheatricals.co.uk/shop and you can always reach out to our dedicated retail team at [email protected] for support and guidance.
Read the Royal Court's statement in full.
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 beautiful Balcony Bar on the first floor. 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 £4.00, and for many past productions at only £5.00, while stocks last, both in store and online.
Please note that the Bookshop is currently closed due to the Royal Court Theatre's closure until further notice.
Contact our bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at [email protected]
Photo: Helen Murray