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Savoy Theatre

Savoy Theatre London

Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
Nearest Underground: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77a, 91, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1

Theatre Facts & History

Date opened: 21 October 1929
Theatre designed by: C. J. Phipps / Frank A. Tugwell
First production: Gilbert and Sulivan’s The Gondoliers
Number of seats: 1158
Other info:The first Savoy Theatre, designed by C. J. Phipps, was opened on 10 October 1881 with a production of Gilbert and Sulivan’s Patience or Bunthorne’s Bride; it was the first theatre to use electricity to light its auditorium rather than gas lighting. The second, current theatre was opened on 21 October 1929 – the original exterior was mainly intact but the interior was rebuilt to designs by Frank A. Tugwell; On 12 February 1990 whilst the theatre was being renovated a fire destroyed everything but the stage and backstage areas but it was restored and reopened on 19 July 1993
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