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Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre located in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England. The theatre opened on 10 October 1881 and was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte on the site of the old Savoy Palace as a showcase for the popular series of comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, which became known as the Savoy Operas as a result.
The theatre was the first theatre, and the first public building in the world, to be lit entirely by electricity. In 1889, Richard D'Oyly Carte built the Savoy Hotel next to the theatre. For many years, the Savoy was the home of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and it was run by the Carte family for over a century. Richard's son Rupert D'Oyly Carte rebuilt and modernised the theatre in 1929, and it was rebuilt again in 1993 following a fire. It is a Grade II* listed building.
Apart from The Mikado and other famous Gilbert and Sullivan premières, the theatre has hosted such notable premières as the first public performance in England of Oscar Wilde's Salome in 1931 and Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit in 1941. In recent years it has presented opera, Shakespeare and other non-musical plays, as well as musicals, including revivals of Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel, and new shows like Never Forget. The original London production of Legally Blonde played from December 2009 to April 2012.

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News

Savoy Theatre 07:09 on 15th August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Savoy Theatre has a really very long post. Rehersals are well underway for our very exciting new show. We're sure you'll want to hear all about it, and maybe come see it! So anyway our latest show is Pirates of Oxford.


Savoy Theatre 21:37 on 10th August Twitter

Savoy Theatre has some great news! We're performing Waiting for Cindies.


Savoy Theatre 05:02 on 8th August Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Savoy Theatre wants you to buy tickets for Who's Afraid of Week 5.


Savoy Theatre 19:59 on 4th August Twitter

Savoy Theatre has a really very long post. Rehersals are well underway for our very exciting new show. We're sure you'll want to hear all about it, and maybe come see it! So anyway our latest show is Angels in Week 5.


Savoy Theatre 13:59 on 31st July Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Savoy Theatre has some great news! We're performing The Merchant of Amsterdam.


Savoy Theatre 02:56 on 30th July Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Savoy Theatre has a really very long post. Rehersals are well underway for our very exciting new show. We're sure you'll want to hear all about it, and maybe come see it! So anyway our latest show is Waiting for the Van of Life.


Savoy Theatre 18:07 on 24th July Twitter

Savoy Theatre has a really very long post. Rehersals are well underway for our very exciting new show. We're sure you'll want to hear all about it, and maybe come see it! So anyway our latest show is Waiting for Cindies.


Savoy Theatre 02:13 on 21st July Twitter

Savoy Theatre has some great news! We're performing Angels in the Van of Life.


Savoy Theatre 22:30 on 16th July Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Savoy Theatre has some great news! We're performing Three Men in St John's.


Shows

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Past shows

See all the shows that have been performed here at the venue history page.