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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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Designer roles for A Little Night Music

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    Auditions for Mother Courage and Her Children

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      Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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        Technical roles for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

        We are looking for: Camera Operator , Choreographer , Carpenter, Deputy Stage Manager 

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          Technical roles for Guys and Dolls

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            Designer roles for Guys and Dolls

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              News

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 04:51 on 12th May Twitter

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane wants you to buy tickets for Angels in Philosophy.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 13:42 on 7th May Twitter

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce The End of Oxford.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 02:21 on 4th May Twitter

              Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Who's Afraid of Cindies.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 21:39 on 30th April 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 The End of the Van of Life.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 06:47 on 28th April Twitter

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


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 14:19 on 24th April Twitter

              Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane wants you to buy tickets for The End of Panto.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 20:59 on 22nd April Twitter

              Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Much Ado About Week 5.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 22:48 on 18th April Twitter

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Pirates of Week 5.


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              Past shows

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