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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Drury Lane
Catherine Street
West End
Greater London
WC2B 5JF

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London's oldest theatre still in use. The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 and opened as the Theatre Royal in 1663. Destroyed by fire in 1672 and re-designed by Sir Christopher Wren re-opening in 1674. Forced to close in 1676 as Dorset Garden was more popular. By 1682 London could only support one theatre and a combined company re-occupied Drury Lane. In 1791 the theatre closed and was re-built to a design by Holland, re-opening in 1794. It burned down in 1809. A new theatre opened in 1812 designed by Wyatt and closed in 1878 (bankruptcy). The theatre re-opened in 1879 and has been open ever since, it closed briefly in 1939 but re-opened as the HQ of ENSA, despite being bombed in 1940. The theatre has a lot of history! One odd tradition, on Twelfth Night each year a large cake is given to the actors at the theatre courtesy of a Robert Baddeley, who died in 1794 … 1996 marked the 200th anniversary. 2245 seats. Backstage Tours are available (approx 90 minutes), information on 020 7240 5357. Prior to the opening of The Witches of Eastwick, the auditorium of the Theatre Royal was architecturally remodelled, giving it a new seating configuration. The previous capacity of 2,245 seats was reduced to 1,650 to maximise intimacy. Society of London Theatre member. Jan 2019 - Shut for 20 months to undergo a £45 million renovation project.
What was on in 2018
16 Dec 18
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23 Dec 18
Christmas Spectacular
Concert
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2 Dec 18Love Actually: Live in Concert
Concert
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11 Nov 18Joanna Lumley - It's All About Me
One person show
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14 Oct 18Paddington in Concert
Concert
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15 Jul 18The O'Jays
Concert
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10 Jun 18The Italian Job with Live Orchestra
Concert
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3 Jun 18An Evening with Margaret Atwood - Author of The Handmaid's Tale
Talk
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27 May 18La La Land in Concert
Concert
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20 May 18Austin Powers - with Live Orchestra
Film
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15 Apr 18Justin's Band
Kids show
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What was on in 2017
17 Dec 17A Classic FM Christmas
Concert
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10 Dec 17Love Actually - With a live orchestra
Film
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19 Nov 17Engelbert Humperdinck
Concert
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1 Oct 17Brian Reed - Brian Reed on Creating S-Town: A New Way To Tell A Story
One person show
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23 Jul 17Engelbert Humperdinck
Concert
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4 Jun 17Simple Minds - Acoustic live
Concert
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20 Mar 17
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5 Jan 19
42nd Street
Musical
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What was on in 2016
18 Dec 16Elaine Paige - Stripped Back
Concert
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27 Nov 16Katie Melua
Concert
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20 Nov 16David Essex - I'll Be Missing You tour
Concert
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13 Nov 16The Golden Age of Dance
Musical
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30 Oct 16Michael Douglas - An Evening With ...
One person show
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23 Oct 16Petula Clark - From Now On Tour
Concert
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19 Jun 16Charlie Sheen
One person show
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12 Jun 16Concert - Crown Imperial
Concert
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15 May 16Kadim Al Sahir
Concert
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What was on in 2015
29 Nov 15Prince - Spotlight...Piano & A Microphone Tour
Concert
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29 Nov 15The Box - Attraction presents The Box
Play
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8 Nov 15ABC
Concert
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25 Oct 15Hey, Old Friends! - An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim
Concert
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18 Oct 15Opeth
Gig
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11 Oct 15Dance Power
Dance or ballet
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17 May 15Lulu
Concert
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1 Mar 15Seasons of Love
Musical
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What was on in 2014
7 Dec 14Ralph McTell - Ralph McTell's 70th Birthday
Concert
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30 Nov 14Chico and the Gypsies
Concert
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23 Nov 14Celtic Woman
Concert
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19 Oct 14Tony Hadley
Concert
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6 Apr 14Rufus Wainwright - The Best of Rufus Wainwright
Concert
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30 Mar 14ABC
Concert
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16 Mar 14The Tenors
Concert
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2 Mar 14Russell Brand - Messiah Complex
Comedy
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16 Feb 14John Travolta - A conversation with John Travolta
One person show
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9 Feb 14Heather Headley
Concert
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What was on in 2013
15 Dec 13Cinderella - Boom or Bust!
Panto
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1 Dec 13Roddy Frame
Concert
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17 Nov 13KT Tunstall
Concert
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27 Oct 13M People - 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits
Concert
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13 Oct 13Petula Clark
Concert
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22 May 13
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7 Jan 17
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Musical
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What was on in 2012
24 Apr 12A Tribute to Kander and Ebb
Concert
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13 Mar 12Rebecca Ferguson
Concert
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What was on in 2011
20 Sep 11Celtic Woman - Songs from the Heart
Concert
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6 May 11
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24 Feb 13
Shrek - The Musical
Musical
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What was on in 2010
19 Dec 10Christmas with the Rat Pack
Concert
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What was on in 2009
20 Dec 09Only Men Aloud!
Concert
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4 Oct 09Broadway to West End - by Special Arrangement
Concert
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13 Sep 09Turin Brakes
Concert
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21 Jul 09The Works: Humbug!
Play
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5 Jul 09Ry Cooder and Nick Lowe
Concert
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3 May 09Only Men Aloud!
Concert
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5 Apr 09Roberto Benigni - TuttoDante
Comedy
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8 Mar 09Elaine Paige
Concert
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What was on in 2008
13 Dec 08
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8 Jan 11
Oliver!
Musical
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15 Oct 08
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9 Nov 08
French and Saunders - Still Alive!
Comedy
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What was on in 2007
9 May 07
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19 Jul 08
The Lord of the Rings
Musical
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What was on in 2006
10 Dec 06Sweet Charity - Showtime Challenge 2
Musical
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29 Oct 06Simply Ballroom
Dance or ballet
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29 Sep 06Denied - Masterclass
Play
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7 May 06Dara O'Briain - UK Tour 2006
Comedy
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30 Apr 06Dara O'Briain - UK Tour 2006
Comedy
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2 Apr 06The Magic of the Musicals
Variety show
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What was on in 2005
20 Nov 05Ray Anthony
Concert
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23 Oct 05Children Will Listen
Concert
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2 Oct 05Little Women - The Musical
Musical
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What was on in 2004
22 Oct 04
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6 Jan 07
The Producers
Musical
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20 Jun 04Paul Burrell: In His Own Words
One person show
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What was on in 2003
23 Sep 03
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28 Aug 04
Anything Goes
Musical
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15 Jun 03The Waterboys
Concert
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8 Jun 03Julian Clary - Natural Born Mincer
Comedy
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23 Mar 03Concert for Peace
Performance
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What was on in 2002
1 Dec 02David Essex - Theatre of Dreams
Concert
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12 May 02An Enchanted Evening
Concert
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31 Mar 02Atomic Kitten
Concert
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3 Feb 02Gene Pitney - The Ultimate Tour
Concert
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What was on in 2001
18 Nov 01Jane McDonald
Concert
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11 Nov 01
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18 Nov 01
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Cabaret
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21 Jul 01
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30 Aug 03
My Fair Lady
Musical
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11 Jun 01
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17 Jun 01
Through the Stage Door
Event/show
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24 May 01
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26 May 01
Amaterasu: The Sun Goddess
Play
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11 May 01
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19 May 01
La Bayadere - Act 3
Dance or ballet
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25 Apr 01
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19 May 01
Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet
Dance or ballet
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12 Mar 01
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21 Apr 01
The League of Gentlemen - Local Show For Local People
Comedy
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What was on in 2000
24 Jun 00
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24 Feb 01
The Witches of Eastwick
Musical
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What was on in 1999
19 Dec 99Messiah
Concert
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30 Nov 99
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5 Feb 00
Dancing on Dangerous Ground
Dance or ballet
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28 Nov 99Mary Black
Concert
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21 Nov 99Bob Newhart
Comedy
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7 Feb 99Global Rock Challenge
Concert
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7 Feb 99Global Rock Challenge
Concert
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What was on in 1998
1 Oct 98Vivian Ellis Prize
Festival
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22 Mar 98Save The King's Head Gala
Variety show
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Earlier Shows
20 Sep 89
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30 Oct 99
Miss Saigon
Musical
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