Her Majesty’s Theatre London

Venue Information

Her Majesty's Theatre
Address: 57 Haymarket, SW1Y 4QL
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line), Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159

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Theatre Quick Facts

Date opened: 28 April 1897
Designer: C. J. Phipps
First production: Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker
Number of seats: 1210

Theatre History

There have been four theatres on the site of the current Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

The first theatre on the site of Her Majesty’s Theatre opened on 9 April 1705 as the Queen’s Theatre. Renamed the King’s Theatre in 1714, the theatre burnt down on 17 June 1789.

The second theatre opened on 26 March 1791, once again called the King’s Theatre, and was renamed to His Majesty’s Theatre, Italian Opera House in 1837. In 1847 it was renamed to simply His Majesty’s Theatre, before burning down on 6 December 1867.

The third theatre on the site formerly opened as Her Majesty’s Theatre on 28 April 1877, and then was demolished in 1892.

The fourth and current theatre opened on 28 April 1897 as Her Majesty’s Theatre, designed by C. J. Phipps. It opened with a production of Seats of the Mighty by Gilbert Parker.

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