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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 Grease

Audition details

  • Tue 20th Oct, 17:00–20:00, Random Location 46
  • Wed 28th Oct, 15:30–18:30, Random Location 24

Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

Auditions for The Pajama Game

Audition details

  • Wed 28th Oct, 10:30–13:30, Random Location 23
  • Fri 23rd Oct, 15:30–19:30, Random Location 11
  • Wed 28th Oct, 18:45–22:45, Random Location 24

Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

Auditions for Sunday in the Park with George

Audition details

  • Sun 25th Oct, 11:30–14:30, Random Location 5

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Technical roles for Sunday in the Park with George

We are looking for: * Technical Director * Publicity Designer * Producer * Costume Designer * Director

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    Auditions for The Glass Menagerie

    Audition details

    • Fri 23rd Oct, 11:00–13:00, Random Location 32
    • Tue 27th Oct, 15:00–18:00, Random Location 4

    Contact abc123@cam.ac.uk before 4th Nov 2020 00:00 for more details.

    Designer roles for The Glass Menagerie

    We are looking for: * Publicity Designer * Supreme Artistic Overlord * Production Designer

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      Auditions for The Bacchae

      Audition details

      • Sat 17th Oct, 11:45–14:45, Random Location 2

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        Technical roles for The Bacchae

        We are looking for: * Set Designer

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            News

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 10:14 on 18th October Facebook

            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 Angels in Addenbrooke's.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 20:48 on 14th October Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane wants you to buy tickets for Surviving St John's.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 08:28 on 13th October Facebook

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


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 04:32 on 9th October Facebook

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


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 08:24 on 5th October Facebook

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


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 17:08 on 30th September Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane wants you to buy tickets for Angels in Cindies.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 06:34 on 29th September 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 Surviving Addenbrooke's.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 10:29 on 24th September Facebook

            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Surviving St John's.


            Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 12:50 on 21st September Facebook

            Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce The Merchant of the Van of Life.


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            Past shows

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