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Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
+44 844 412 4660
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Since 1663 the Theatre Royal Drury Lane has provided entertainment for the masses and has been visited by every monarch since the Restoration.The theatre has not one, but two, royal boxes and it was here that the public first heard both the National Anthem and Rule Britannia. Previous buildings were managed by the great actor David Garrick and the famous playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan and he current, fourth, building was opened in 1812.The theatre was renowned for its spectacular Victorian melodramas and pantomimes but since the 1920s its history has mirrored the development of the modern musical. From the original London productions of American musicals Rose Marie, The Desert Song and Show Boat, through Ivor Novello’s romantic operettas and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s groundbreaking post-war shows to The Producers and The Lord of the Rings. My Fair Lady held the record as the theatres longest run for many years but Cameron Mackintosh’s record breaking production of Miss Saigon, at ten years, is the current record holder.
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“backstage tour” (14 reviews)
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Catherine Street | Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF, England
Covent Garden
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We saw "42nd street" and it was as expected; A real Broadway-style extravaganza full of music, dancing, lights, razzmatazz, and myriad set changes something we don't see too often these days. We could get seats only in the Balcony and that was a disaster. Entering...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I have been to quite a number of theatres across London through the years, but this was our first visit to the Theatre Royal, and we were not disappointed. Beautiful architecture with plenty of room throughout. And yes, 42nd Street, was exceptional...More

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked to see 42nd St with My Sister and her friend, The theatre is the best Iv'e been to in London, Beautiful architecture and plenty of room inside the theatre, and other facilities, Booked for the matinee on a lovely sunny afternoon and theatre a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were delighted by 42nd Street show at Theatre Royal. The show is non-stop energy with show-stopping dancing, fun music, and fantastic costumes. The intertwining plot themes keep the show moving along. Glad we got to see this.

Thank Lori T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful theatre. We seen 42nd street, it was wonderful. It was old Hollywood come to life. Loved every moment!

Thank Gillian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge theatre steeped in history, it has to be the best in London. Friendly and professional staff comfortable seating and good views of the stage. 😎

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

fab night out. the costumes were absolutely fab and unique!! the tap dance and singing too was great. I had a great time and the theatre itself was grand and really beautiful...... listed building I believe

Thank Bunmi R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

42nd Street Musical was a very memorable, fun, and spectacular experience. The details on stage were very well structured. The quality of dance was astonishing it was so energetic and full of enthusiasm. The costumes, colors, lighting, and singing were breathtaking. From the first till...More

Thank Dalal A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Am amazing show if you enjoy tap dancing and great choreography! A large cast with over 30 dancers. I loved it! Great musical numbers such as ‘I’m in the money’.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was treated to this tour by two friends for a special birthday and it was very good. Gérard very funny and informative. Thank you so much. Makes me want to attend a show now too, thoroughly recommend.

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luigipiga
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Hi all, thank you very much for your kind suggestions. On this basis, I feel ready to buy the tickets. Luigi
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Thanks very much. Will do.
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It’s 2.5 hours including an interval.
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