Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Drury Lane map location Theatre Royal Drury Lane address and telephone Address: Theatre Royal Drury Lane is located at: Corner of Catherine Street and Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF England Telephone: You can contact Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Work +44 (0) 207 494 5060 How to get to Theatre Royal Drury Lane When visiting Theatre Royal Drury Lane you can use the following: Parking: Find car parks near Theatre Royal Drury Lane, or car parks near Covent Garden Minicabs: Find minicab and taxi firms near Theatre Royal Drury Lane Buses: 6, 9, 13, 23, RV1 London bus fares Trains: Charing Cross BKL NRN, Covent Garden PCL, Embankment BKL CRC DSC NRN, Holborn CNT PCL, Leicester Square NRN PCL, Temple CRC DSC If you want to visit Theatre Royal Drury Lane by train then the nearest underground station to Theatre Royal Drury Lane is Covent Garden London underground fares Buy a travelcard Buy an Oyster card Buy a Visitor Oyster card Buy a London Pass plus Visitor Oyster card 42nd Street -- The high-kicking Broadway hit – 20th March 22nd July 2017
The Theatre Royal that we see today dates from 1812, and is the fourth theatre to be built on the site.
The first building was converted from an old cock-pit in the reign of James I, and rebuilt by Christopher Wren in 1660.
A century later the theatre had fallen into disrepair and Henry Holland was commissioned to replace it. His construction lasted all of fifteen years before the flames came calling. The dramatist Richard Sheridan is said to have retired to the shop next door whilst it burnt to the ground, calmly drinking port:
Surely, he said, a man may take a glass of port by his own fireside.
The fourth and final theatre was built by Benjamin Wyatt in 1812.
Theatre Royal’s ghost
Theatre Royal is said to be haunted by a ghost that appears in the Circle during matinees. He dates from 1840, when a skeleton was discovered behind a wall with a knife in his ribs.
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