Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London, WC2R 0ET


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The Savoy Theatre, designed by C. J. Phipps, was built on the old Savoy Palace’s site by Richard D'Oyly Carte and opened in 1881. It was first used to showcase Gilbert and Sullivan’s series of popular comic operas, which resulted in them being called the Savoy Operas. The Savoy Theatre was the first public building and theatre in the world to be completely lighted by electricity.

Richard D'Oyly Carte constructed the Savoy Hotel next door to the theatre in 1889, and the Savoy Theatre was home to the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for many years. The Carte family ran it for more than a century. In 1929, Rupert D'Oyly Carte, Richard’s son, rebuilt and updated the theatre, and in 1993 it was rebuilt once more after a fire. Notable productions at this West End theatre include The Mikado, by Gilbert and Sullivan, Blithe Spirit, Fiddler on the Roof, Carousel, Never Forget, Over My Dead Body, Dreamboats and Petticoats and Legally Blonde.

The Savoy Theatre seats 1,150 people on 3 levels, and is a Grade II listed building. It is located at Savoy Street, City Westminster, London WC2R 0ET. The closest public transport stations are Charing Cross, Embankment and Covent Garden.


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