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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre in Covent Garden, in the London borough of Westminster. The building faces Catherine Street and backs onto Drury Lane. The current building is the most recent in a line of four theatres which were built at the same location, the earliest of which dates back to 1663, making it the oldest theatre site in London. For its first two centuries, Drury Lane could "reasonably have claimed to be London's leading theatre". For most of that time, it was one of a handful of patent theatres, granted monopoly rights to the production of "legitimate" drama in London.
The first theatre on the site was built at the behest of Thomas Killigrew in the early years of the English Restoration. Initially known as "Theatre Royal in Bridges Street", its proprietors hired a number of prominent actors who performed at the theatre on a regular basis, including Nell Gwyn and Charles Hart. In 1672 the theatre caught fire and Killigrew built a larger theatre on the same plot, designed by Sir Christopher Wren; renamed the "Theatre Royal in Drury Lane," it opened in 1674. This building lasted nearly 120 years, under the leaderships of Colley Cibber, David Garrick and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the last of whom employed Joseph Grimaldi as the theatre's resident Clown.

Get involved with shows at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane:
Auditions for Notre-Dame de Paris

Audition details

  • Sat 16th Jan, 18:45–22:45, Random Location 15
  • Sat 23rd Jan, 11:15–15:15, Random Location 25

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Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

Audition details

  • Wed 13th Jan, 10:00–13:00, Random Location 44

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Technical roles for Jesus Christ Superstar

We are looking for: Technical Director 

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    Technical roles for The Visit

    We are looking for: Costume Designer 

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      Auditions for The History Boys

      Audition details

      • Wed 13th Jan, 17:45–21:45, Random Location 43
      • Sun 24th Jan, 10:30–14:30, Random Location 13
      • Sat 16th Jan, 15:00–17:00, Random Location 24

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      Designer roles for The History Boys

      We are looking for: Production Designer, Supreme Artistic Overlord

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        Auditions for Romeo and Juliet

        Audition details

        • Sat 23rd Jan, 19:00–22:00, Random Location 34
        • Mon 11th Jan, 10:30–12:30, Random Location 25

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        Designer roles for Romeo and Juliet

        We are looking for: Set Designer , Artistic Director 

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            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 21:47 on 14th January Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing The Merchant of Amsterdam.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 06:42 on 13th January Facebook

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Much Ado About Cindies.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 19:24 on 11th January Facebook

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Angels in Week 5.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 04:29 on 11th January Twitter

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 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 Surviving Oxford.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 16:09 on 10th January Twitter

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce The End of Addenbrooke's.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 15:01 on 9th January Twitter

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Who's Afraid of Panto.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 21:15 on 7th January Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Three Men in Panto.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 09:30 on 4th January Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 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 the Van of Life.


            Shows

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            • Sun 31 Oct
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            • Sun 16 Jan
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            Past shows

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