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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane London

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF
Nearest Underground: Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 29, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RVI

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 10 October 1812
Theatre designed by: Benjamin Dean Wyatt
First production: Hamlet starring Robert Elliston
Number of seats: 2237
Other info:

First theatre opened 7 May 1663 as Theatre Royal in Bridges Street, destroyed by fire in 25 January 1672; Second theatre opened 26 March 1674, demolished in 1791; Third theatre opened 12 March 1794, destroyed by fire in 24 February 1809

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