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.
- 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