London, being one of the most developed cities in the world, provides all the essential services, structures, and other facilities that people need to live in comfort. Tourists and Londoners more often visit famous theatres of London to watch films, dramas, and other art varieties. Because of this reason, London boasts a high number of theatres in numerous prominent locations in the city than the number of theatres in other cities each has in England.
Prince Edward Theatre
Located in Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4HS, the Prince Edward Theatre opened to the public in 1930. The designer of the theatre was Edward Stone. Rio Rita, a musical show, was shown here at its inception. But in 1931, the Prince Edward Theatre was used for dance and cabaret hall with a different name tag called London Casino. In 1978, after many name changes, it received its original status as a theatre with its original name. A new era of the theatre began by screening here the world famous film Evita.
This famous London theatre located at Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D 6AR, is a four storey building with a turret on its top. The inside of the theatre is very impressive with its beautiful decoration and pillars that support the boxes. The theatre built in 1906 with the name tag reading Globe Theatre received the present name in 1994 after the great actor Sir John Gielgud.
Located on the Strand, Westminster, London, the Adelphi Theatre shows a range of different productions. A merchant by the name of John Scott founded this theatre first in 1806 with the name tag Sans Pareil. Now the theatre is famous for comedy and musical shows. It received its present name, Adelphi Theatre, in 1819 adopting the name of the adjacent building.
The London Palladium inaugurated in about 1910, is one of the largest theatres in London. It is on Argyll Street in the City of Westminster. The London Palladium seats 2,286 spectators and is the most famous London Theatre at present. The theatre became a location reserved only for films in 1928.
Those who visit the City of Westminster will never forget the experience of watching a show at the Lyceum Theatre. It has 2,100 seats. The theatre dates back to 1785. At the time, the venue hosted many types of entertainment and included a circus as well. It became the English Opera House in 1816 and remained so till 1830. A fire destroyed the building during this time and rebuilt in 1834 by Samuel Beazley.
Other than the few mentioned here, London City houses many other theatres as well. Some of them are the Ambassador Theatre, Apollo Theatre, Harold Pinter Theatre, Palace Theatre, Queen’s Theatre, St. Martin’s Theatre, and Windmill Theatre. Others include Criterion Theatre, Arts Theatre, Fortune Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Haymarket Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, and the Prince of Wales Theatre, from a long list.