Building    From 10/10/1881 

Savoy Theatre

Categories: Theatre

The Savoy Theatre opened in 1881. Despite this date it is a delightful example of Art Deco, explained on the Savoy Theatre website as follows: The theatre closed on 3 June 1929 to be internally completely rebuilt to designs by Frank A Tugwell - the only part of the old theatre to remain were the main walls. The interior designs were by Basil Ionides. The theatre then reopened on 21 October the same year.

The first public building in the world to be lit throughout by electricity.  But see also the Adelphi Theatre.

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Savoy Theatre

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D'Oyly Carte armillary sphere

The memorial is in the form of an equatorial armillary sphere. Although the m...

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Savoy - theatre

This plaque was unveiled by Her Royal Highness, the Princess of Wales to cele...

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Savoy Theatre

Westminster City Council Savoy Theatre Opened in 1881, the Savoy Theatre wa...

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Other Subjects

John Wright

John Wright

Puppeteer. Born in South Africa. He started work as a farmer in Cape Town, before moving to England in 1935 where he became assistant stage manager for the Ballet Rambert. He toured Europe and Sout...

Person, Theatre, South Africa

1 memorial
Tallulah Bankhead

Tallulah Bankhead

Actor. Born and died America. Unsuccessful on Broadway so in 1923 came to London and was very successful on the West End stage. She returned to America and worked in both movies and on the stage. H...

Person, Cinema, Theatre, USA

1 memorial
Ann Oldfield

Ann Oldfield

Actress.  Possibly born in Pall Mall.  Worked a lot for the Drury Lane company.  Died at home in Grosvenor Street at 59 or 60, depending on source -  perhaps the street has been renumbered. 

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Joyce Grenfell

Joyce Grenfell

Born Joyce Phipps in Montpelier Square, London. Her mother was sister to Nancy Astor, MP, so she was "well brought up". Aged 19 she married Reggie, her husband until her death. The picture is a se...

Person, Cinema, Humour, Theatre

2 memorials
Murder in the Cathedral - London premiere

Murder in the Cathedral - London premiere

This verse play by TS Eliot concerning the murder of Becket, had its London premiere at The Duchess Theatre in 1936.

Event, Theatre

1 memorial