Building    From 1812 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Categories: Theatre

The fourth theatre on the site since restoration times, this is the oldest theatre in use in London. In 1745 the National Anthem had its first public performance here, in an earlier building.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Commemorated atInformation

Theatre Royal - SWET

Theatreland - Home of the performing arts in London A joint venture by the C...

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Thomas Doggett

This plaque raises some questions. Firstly, how could he have 'died a pauper'...

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John Fawcett

John Fawcett

Actor and playwright. Born London. Worked at Covent Garden Theatre. Died Southampton.

Person, Theatre

1 memorial
Eugen Sandow

Eugen Sandow

Body-builder and entertainer. Born Friedrich Wilhelm Müller in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He left Prussia to avoid military service and travelled through Europe perfecting his p...

Person, Sport / Games, Theatre, Russia, USA

1 memorial
Pimlico Tavern & Pimlico Pleasure Gardens, Hoxton

Pimlico Tavern & Pimlico Pleasure Gardens, Hoxton

It seems likely that this tavern and pleasure gardens took the name of a publican with the foreign name 'Pimlico'.  There were many places of entertainment nearby and the whole area became known as...

Place, Commerce, Food & Drink, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial
Punch & Judy

Punch & Judy

Punch's Puppet Show was first performed in England and witnessed by Samuel Pepys 1662, in Covent Garden.  And still popular in 2015.

Group, Children, Theatre

2 memorials
Society of West End Theatre/London Theatre

Society of West End Theatre/London Theatre

1908 Formed as West End Theatre Managers. 1976 By now it is called Society of West End Theatre. 1994 Renamed Society of London Theatre.

Group, Theatre

17 memorials