The Theatre Café, the multi-award winning stagey coffee shop, situated in the heart of London's Theatreland, has closed following issues over rent arrears. Today, the premises have been secured by the landlord for the Theatre Cafe.

A statement was released on social media saying: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Theatre Cafe is closed. But our other incredible venue, the Theatre Cafe Diner, is still open and our talented staff are ready to entertain you!”

The café has been a hub for theatre fans, with theatrical memorabilia adorning the walls and show tunes played throughout the day.