Bookshop

Our bookshop in London serves theatre and film makers daily.

The much-loved Samuel French Bookshop is now open for business at the Royal Court Theatre.

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.

Now, the bookshop is reborn and reimagined at the Royal Court, 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 again on hand to help and answer questions. The shop will be a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee and take part in live events with playwrights.

The main shop is open from 11am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday, and there's a smaller bookstall in the bar area on the lower ground floor which opens from 6pm to showtime on nights when performances are taking place. The bookshop is closed on Bank Holidays.

Contact our bookshop team on 020 7565 5024 or at [email protected]

We look forward to welcoming back customers and friends from the old bookshop, and meeting many more theatre lovers in our new home.

Photo: Helen Murray