Building    From 10/10/1881 

Savoy Theatre

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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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Britannia Theatre

Britannia Theatre

Opened in 1841 as the Britannia Saloon, a drama space attached to the Britannia Public House. Rebuilt in 1858 with a full auditorium and renamed The Britannia Theatre. Converted to a cinema in 19...

Building, Theatre

1 memorial
Sir Gerald du Maurier

Sir Gerald du Maurier

Actor-manager. Born at 27 Church Row, the last and fifth child of George du Maurier. As a child he would pose for his father's drawings. A close associate of J M Barrie he was the first actor to pl...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Max Wall

Max Wall

Comedian and actor. Born Maxwell George Lorimer at 37 Glenshaw Mansions, Brixton. His parents were both music-hall entertainers. After his father's death, his mother married Harry Wallace, from who...

Person, Theatre, TV & Radio

1 memorial
Adelaide Stoll

Adelaide Stoll

Businesswoman. Mother of impresario Oswald Stoll. After the death of her first husband, she travelled from Australia to Britain with her son. She married again to John Stoll and eventually took ove...

Person, Theatre, Australia

1 memorial
Austin Rudd

Austin Rudd

Music hall singer and comedian. Born Arthur Rudd in London. In his day he was extremely popular and he toured throughout the world, but is now largely forgotten. His act was described as being 'qua...

Person, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial