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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Willy Clarkson

Willy Clarkson

Costumier and wigmaker. He took over his father's business in 1878, and became very successful, including providing costumes and wigs for productions by Queen Victoria's family. It was claimed that...

Person, Jack the Ripper suspects, Theatre

1 memorial
Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre

Unity Theatre grew out of the agitprop street theatre in the East End of London in the early 1930's. The theatre, a converted chapel, was destroyed by fire in 1975.

Place, Theatre

2 memorials
Charles Kemble

Charles Kemble

Actor, theatre manager and playwright. born Wales. Married Maria Theresa De Camp. Father to Fanny. Died at home in Savile Row.

Person, Theatre, Wales

1 memorial
William Terriss

William Terriss

Actor-manager, owner of the Adelphi Theatre. Born in London as William Charles James Lewin. Terriss was murdered as he entered the theatre at a back door by a disgruntled/deranged former employee/...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
George Edwardes

George Edwardes

Theatre manager. Born Lincolnshire.  His cousins were Irish theatre managers which enabled him to start in the business.  He moved to London in the late 1870s and worked for D'Oyly Carte.  In 1885 ...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial