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London Theatres

For a big night out London has over 100 theatres from West End to fringe, with a huge range of entertainment from classic thrillers and serious drama to comic capers and smash-hit musicals.

The more traditional theatres are:

  • the National Theatre, which is based at the South Bank;
  • the Royal Shakespeare Company which is based in Stratford, but presents seasons in London;
  • The Globe, a modern reconstruction of the home of Shakespeare's troupe;
  • The Royal Court Theatre which specialises in new drama;
  • the Old Vic;
  • and the Young Vic.

The Lyceum Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre  is a 2,000-seat West End theatre located in the City of Westminster, on Wellington Street, just off the Strand. There has been a theatre with this name in the locality since 1765, and the present site opened on 14 July 1834 to a design by Samuel Beazley.

image: Lyceum

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane is a West End theatre in Covent Garden, in the City of Westminster. The present building, designed by Benjamin Wyatt, was opened on 10th October 1812 with a performance of "Hamlet". There have been four Theatres built on the site. The first was built by the dramatist Thomas Killigrew under charter from Charles II, and opened on May the 7th, 1663. This was very successful but was destroyed by fire in 1672.

image: Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Cambridge Theatre
The Cambridge Theatre is a West End theatre, on a corner site in Earlham Street facing Seven Dials, in the London Borough of Camden, built in 1929-30.

image: Cambridge Theatre

Wyndhams Theatre
Originally known as the New Theatre, the Noel Coward Theatre was built by Sir Charles Wyndham on St. Martin''s Lane in London, England and opened on March 12, 1903.

image: Wyndham

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