Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre, 57 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL


Her Majesty's Theatre Her Majesty's Theatre

Situated in Haymarket, Westminster City, Her Majesty’s Theatre was designed by Charles J. Phipps and constructed in 1897 for actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Tree soon established himself as a producer of spectacular productions in the early 20th century, including a number of Shakespeare’s works as well as premiers of works by major playwrights, such as George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward and J.B. Priestley.

World War I saw the advent of the large-scale musical and the theatre’s wide stage made this an ideal venue and it was soon established as the home of the musical, with a record-setting run of the World War I musical, Chu Chin Chow. Interestingly, the name of the theatre changes with the sex of the monarch, and was first known as the King’s Theatre in 1714 after George I, and His Majesty’s Theatre from 1901 to 1952, finally becoming Her Majesty’s Theatre after Queen Elizabeth II took the throne.

Her Majesty’s Theatre seats 1,216 on four levels, and its improved sound system now has 120 auditorium speakers. Her Majesty’s Theatre is at Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QL, close to Piccadilly Circus tube station on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines.


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