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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Theater Information

Address:
Catherine Street London WC2B 5JB

London,

BUILT: 1663

SEATING CAPACITY: 2283


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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane History

For more than 100 years the theatre has become famous for staging some of the most ambitious, breath-taking spectacles seen on a West End stage. Audiences over the decades have been delighted and astounded by chariot races in Ben Hur, the Derby and an earthquake in The Hope, the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in Youth, and a train crash in The Whip, as well as sinking ships, air balloons and underwater fights – not to mention the Chelsea Flower Show, Madame Tussaud’s Chamber of Horrors, the flooding of Paris and Alpine avalanches.

What Shows Played the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

DATES PRODUCTION
5/17/2013 - ? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2013)
5/6/2011 - 2/24/2013 Shrek the Musical (2011)
12/13/2008 - 1/8/2011 Oliver! (2009)
5/9/2007 - 7/19/2008 Lord of the Rings (2007)
10/29/2006 - 10/29/2006 Strictly Ballroom (2006)
10/2/2005 - 10/2/2005 Little Women (2005)
11/9/2004 - ? The Producers (2004)
10/7/2003 - 1/17/2004 Anything Goes (2002)
7/21/2001 - 8/30/2003 My Fair Lady (2001)
7/18/2000 - 2/24/2001 The Witches of Eastwick (2000)
12/8/1996 - 12/8/1996 Follies (1996)
7/20/1989 - ? Miss Saigon (1989)
5/21/1989 - 5/21/1989 Nymph Errant (1989)
2/21/1988 - 2/21/1988 Mack & Mabel (1988)
8/8/1984 - 1/7/1989 42nd Street (1984)
11/14/1983 - 1/28/1984 Dancin' (1983)
5/26/1982 - 10/29/1983 The Pirates of Penzance (1982)
2/26/1981 - ? The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1981)
7/2/1980 - 11/15/1980 Sweeney Todd (1980)
7/22/1976 - 3/31/1979 A Chorus Line (1976)
5/1/1974 - ? Billy (1974)
5/16/1973 - ? No, No, Nanette (1973)
5/3/1972 - ? Gone with the Wind (1972)
7/9/1970 - ? The Great Waltz (1970)
2/20/1969 - ? Mame (1969)
12/5/1967 - ? The Four Musketeers (1967)
12/2/1965 - ? Hello, Dolly! (1965)
8/19/1964 - ? Camelot (1964)
11/7/1963 - ? The Boys from Syracuse (1963)
4/30/1958 - ? My Fair Lady (1958)
11/15/1956 - ? Fanny (1956)
1/25/1956 - ? Plain and Fancy (1956)
10/8/1953 - ? The King and I (1953)
11/1/1951 - ? South Pacific (1951)
6/7/1950 - ? Carousel (1950)
4/29/1947 - ? Oklahoma! (1947)
12/19/1946 - ? Pacific 1860 (1946)
3/23/1939 - ? The Dancing Years (1939)
6/9/1938 - ? The Sun Never Sets (1938)
9/1/1937 - ? Crest of the Wave (1937)
9/11/1936 - ? Careless Rapture (1936)
5/7/1936 - ? Rise and Shine (1936)
5/2/1935 - ? Glamorous Night (1935)
4/9/1934 - ? Three Sisters (1934)
9/8/1933 - ? Ball at the Savoy (1933)
10/31/1932 - ? Wild Violets (1932)
10/13/1931 - ? Cavalcade (1931)
1/9/1931 - ? Song of the Drum (1931)
3/28/1930 - ? The Three Musketeers (1930)
4/4/1929 - ? The New Moon (1929)
5/3/1928 - ? Show Boat (1928)
4/7/1927 - ? The Desert Song (1927)
3/20/1925 - ? Rose-Marie (1925)
12/26/1919 - ? Cinderella (1919)
8/28/1918 - ? Shanghai (1918)
6/19/1916 - ? Razzle-Dazzle (1916)
11/27/1843 - ? The Bohemian Girl (1843)
? - ? Hello, Dolly! (1979)
- ? Land of Smiles (1931)
? - ? Frozen the Musical (2021)


Frequently Asked Questions

What show is currently in Theatre Royal, Drury Lane?
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane's current show is Frozen the Musical which opened on 9/8/2021.

What when was Theatre Royal, Drury Lane built?
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane was built in 1663.

How many seats does Theatre Royal, Drury Lane have?
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane has 2283 seats.

What were the longest running shows at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane?
Miss Saigon which ran from 7/20/1989 to 10/30/1999, 42nd Street which ran from 8/8/1984 to 1/7/1989, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which ran from 6/11/2013 to 1/7/2017, A Chorus Line which ran from 7/22/1976 to 3/31/1979 and My Fair Lady which ran from 3/15/2001 to 8/30/2003,