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Peacock Theatre

Peacock Theatre London

Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Nearest Underground: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Temple (District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 23 June 1960
Theatre designed by: Lewis Solomon Kaye and Partners
First production: Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne starring in The Visit
Number of seats: 997
Other info:Built on the site of the London Opera House, which had opened on 13 November 1911; was converted into a cinema and re-opened as the Stoll Picture Theatre on 31 April 1917; closed in September 1940 and reopened on 1 September 1941 as a live theatre again; renamed the Stoll Theatre in 1942; closed on 4 August 1957 with  Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh in Titus and Andronicus; demolished in 1958. The Peacock Theatre originally opened as the Royalty Theatre; taken over by Sadlers Wells Theatre in 1999 and renamed the Peacock Theatre
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