Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty’s Theatre to be renamed on 6 May

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LW Theatres has revealed the renaming plans for their Her Majesty’s Theatre on the Haymarket in the West End.

Currently home to Lloyd Webber’s long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, the theatre will change names to His Majesty’s Theatre on 6 May 2023, to mark the coronation of King Charles III.

The theatre has been called Her Majesty’s Theatre since 1952, when Queen Elizabeth was crowned.

The news of the renaming was originally confirmed in September 2022, following the death of The Queen.

LW Theatres said in a press statement: “Today, we confirmed that we will change the name of Her Majesty’s Theatre on Haymarket to mark the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III. From Saturday 6 May 2023, the theatre will be His Majesty’s Theatre. The decision to change the name of this theatre is in keeping with a historic precedent which began in the 1700s. The Queen’s Theatre, the first theatre built on this site in 1705 by John Vanbrugh, was named such by permission of Queen Anne. The theatre has since been rebuilt three times and has changed its name in line with each reigning British monarch. It first became The King’s Theatre in 1714 on the accession of George I. The current building, designed by Charles J. Phipps and built in 1897, was named Her Majesty’s Theatre for Queen Victoria. Upon the ascension of Edward VII, with permission from the King, the name was changed to His Majesty’s Theatre, and at the start of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, after the same permission was granted, the theatre’s name changed again.”

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