On this day in… 1821

The Theatre Royal Haymarket opened in London

It may not have been the first theatre on this site, but the current Theatre Royal Haymarket, designed by John Nash, is one of the grandest in London.

QUICK FACTS

    • Theatre opened: 4th July 1821
    • Designed by: John Nash (interior C. Stanley Peach and S. D. Adshead, 1904)
    • First production: Sheridan’s The Rivals
    • Number of seats: 905
    • Other info: The first theatre on the site was opened on 29 December 1720 as Little Theatre in the Haymarket; theatre renamed Theatre Royal in the Haymarket in 1766; renamed to Theatre Royal Haymarket in 1855
Streetscape showing Haymarket Theatre, London. Photo: Theatres Trust (http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/)

Streetscape showing Haymarket Theatre, London. Photo: Theatres Trust (http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/)

LINKS

Theatre Royal Haymarket website
Book tickets to Daytona at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Coming soon to the Theatre Royal Haymarket: Great Britain