Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Drury Lane Theatre

350 years!

The Theatre Royal in Westminster aka Drury Lane was opened May 7, 1663. Its architect was Thomas Killigrew.
An interior of the Theatre Royal in 1808 before the Fire

It was rebuilt three times: in 1674 by Christopher Wren (and renamed as Royal), in 1794 by Henry Holland, and in 1812 by Benjamin Dean Wyatt after Drury Lane theatre building burned down on 24 February 1809.

Today the Drury Lane Theatre is the oldest theater in the United Kingdom. Also the Theatre Royal was famous for the Ghost known as Man in Grey.

In February 1958 the building was included in the Grade I List.

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