Toast Tickets

The Other Palace 12 Palace Street, London|London| SW1E 5JA
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Popping right out of the toaster from the 2018 Edinburgh Festival, Nigel Slater’s Toast butters itself up for a highly anticipated run at The Other Palace! The 2004 award-winning memoir by Nigel Slater was first adapted into a 2010 BBC film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore before being transformed into a hit new play that has already taken the Edinburgh Festival stage by storm!

Mrs. Slater is suffering from chronic asthma that prevents her from preparing proper meals for her family. She is forced to resort to tinned food and…toast. After her untimely death, Nigel’s father continues in a similar cooking fashion until Nigel decides he’s had enough with ‘eating what’s put in front of him.’ Hungry and armed with a spatula, Nigel competes with his stepmother to win over his father’s heart.

Nigel Slater’s best-selling 2004 publication, Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger, has been translated into 5 different languages and won six literary awards, including British Biography of the Year at the National Book Awards. Shortly following its critical success, the memoir was adapted into the smash-hit, BBC made-for-tv film Toast.

Nigel Slater is a world-renowned cook and columnist who has been contributing to the Observer since 1993 with his popular cookery columns. He has written over a dozen cookbooks including his two-volume Tender, The Kitchen Diaries, and Appetite. His 2018 Christmas cookbook entitled The Christmas Chronicles won the Fortnum and Mason’s Food Book award while his collection of essays on British cuisine and cookery entitled Eating for England was dramatised and broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Slater’s most notable television specials include Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking, Nigel Slater’s Great British Biscuit, Nigel Slater: Eating Together, and Nigel Slater's Middle East.

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The Other Palace

12 Palace Street, London|London| SW1E 5JA


The Other Palace

Address:12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace will officially open its doors in February 2017, and will be a home and breeding ground for musicals at various stages of development. The Other Palace will focus on four key areas: programming, creative use of spaces, musical theatre development and audience engagement.

The main theatre will be the heart of The Other Palace, where the programme will consist of full productions, work in progress productions and festivals of new work. By day the studio will be available for composers, librettists, lyricists, directors and choreographers to discover and create new material. By night the space will build on the current St. James Studio model to offer a diverse programme including cabaret, music, musical theatre and crossover acts. A series of unique platforming opportunities for musical theatre in development will also be introduced in the studio; further details will be announced in due course. The theatre will feature an open mic bar in the hope that it becomes a genuine hub for anyone interested in the musical.


The Other Palace is fully accessible, with wheelchair access available to auditoriums, our bar and The Other Naughty Piglet. We offer half-price tickets for access patrons and a companion on selected price bands.


Wheelchair seats and step-free access is back row only in the Theatre. Please note that the auditorium does have a fairly steep rake and we would recommend those that have difficulty walking/mobility issues to sit towards the rear of the auditorium (Rows M&N)

We have a Sennheiser infrared hearing system in operation in the Theatre with two types of hearing devices available to customers. Headphones that amplify the sound or a necklace loop that can work in conjunction with your hearing aid.


Our Studio is unreserved seating but our Box Office are happy to help reserve a space to suit your needs. Please note that we do not have a hearing system in place in the studio.

The theatre does not have its own disabled parking, however there is one bay situated on Palace Street.

Guide Dogs

Access dogs are allowed inside the auditorium and staff can dog sit by prior arrangement. Please inform the box office at the time of booking.

Facilities At The Other Palace 

Facilities: Bar
Disabled toilets
Infrared hearing loop
Wheelchair accessible

Nearest tube: Victoria
Tube lines: Victoria, District, Circle
Location: Fringe/Off West End
Railway station: Victoria
Bus numbers: Routes 16, 38, 52, 73, 82, 42, 148 all pass near the theatre
Night bus numbers: Victoria Bus Station) 24, 36, 148, C2, N2, N11, N16, N38, N44, N52, N73, N136
Car park: Eccleston Bridge Road
Within congestion zone?: No