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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 The Mousetrap

Audition details

  • Fri 14th Aug, 16:00–18:00, Random Location 5
  • Sun 9th Aug, 12:45–14:45, Random Location 47
  • Wed 5th Aug, 18:30–22:30, Random Location 3

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    Designer roles for The Mousetrap

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      Auditions for The Producers

      Audition details

      • Sun 2nd Aug, 15:00–18:00, Random Location 3
      • Fri 14th Aug, 18:15–20:15, Random Location 10
      • Sat 1st Aug, 17:00–19:00, Random Location 42

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      Designer roles for The Producers

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        Technical roles for Death of a Salesman

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          Auditions for Antony and Cleopatra

          Audition details

          • Tue 4th Aug, 15:30–18:30, Random Location 27
          • Thu 13th Aug, 15:45–19:45, Random Location 27
          • Sat 8th Aug, 16:15–18:15, Random Location 34

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          Designer roles for A Doll's House

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            Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar

            Audition details

            • Fri 14th Aug, 13:30–17:30, Random Location 2

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              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 22:34 on 1st August Twitter

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has some great news! We're performing Who's Afraid of Cindies.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 03:07 on 31st July Facebook

              Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce Waiting for Week 5.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 01:25 on 29th July 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 Three Men in Week 5.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 04:39 on 26th July Twitter

              Hi @Camdram! Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is excited to announce The End of St John's.


              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane 07:00 on 25th July Twitter

              Theatre Royal, Drury Lane wants you to buy tickets for The Merchant of Week 5.


              Shows

              • Sun 13 Sep
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              • Tue 15 Sep
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              • Sat 19 Sep
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              • Mon 31 May
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              • Sat 19 Jun

              Past shows

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