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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.

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Get involved with shows at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane:
  • Oklahoma! is holding auditions: in Random Location 42 from 18:30 to 18:30 on Mon 18th Feb - more details
  • Avenue Q is holding auditions: in Random Location 10 from 11:00 to 11:00 on Wed 20th Feb - more details
  • Cabaret is holding auditions: in Random Location 2 from 12:30 to 12:30 on Fri 22nd Feb - more details
  • Avenue Q is holding auditions: in Random Location 35 from 17:15 to 17:15 on Fri 22nd Feb - more details
  • Woyzeck is looking for: Publicity Designer, Publicist, Director, Master Carpenter, Costume Designer, Producer, Set Designer, Technical Director, Production Manager, Sound Designer - more details
  • Antony and Cleopatra is looking for: Costume Designer, Publicity Designer, Technical Director, Publicist, Sound Designer, Master Carpenter, Production Manager, Director, Set Designer, Producer - more details
  • Avenue Q is looking for: Lighting Designer, Costume Designer, Set Designer, Producer, Technical Director, Publicist, Director, Sound Designer, Production Manager, Publicity Designer - more details
  • Hedda Gabler is looking for: Master Carpenter, Sound Designer - more details
  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is looking for: Lighting Designer, Master Carpenter, Set Designer, Technical Director, Director, Sound Designer, Producer - more details
  • Oklahoma! is looking for: Sound Designer, Publicity Designer, Lighting Designer, Publicist, Set Designer, Production Manager, Master Carpenter, Costume Designer - more details
  • Show Boat is looking for: Lighting Designer - more details
  • Shrek the Musical is looking for: Set Designer, Sound Designer, Publicist - more details
  • Richard II is looking for: Set Designer, Lighting Designer, Master Carpenter, Publicity Designer, Technical Director, Producer, Director, Production Manager, Sound Designer, Publicist - more details
  • Oklahoma! has announced: Random text 16 - more details
  • Lysistrata has announced: Random text 25 - more details
  • Woyzeck has announced: Random text 90 - more details

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 08:57 on 10th February Twitter

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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 14:16 on 5th February Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Who's Afraid of Addenbrooke's.


Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 06:53 on 5th February Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Much Ado About Philosophy.


Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 23:01 on 1st February Twitter

Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Angels in Cindies.


Shows

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Past shows

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