Aldwych Theatre

London, WC2B 4DF
  • Aldwych Theatre
  • Aldwych Theatre
Description: This grade II listed West End theatre is situated in the City of Westminster, on Aldwych. W.G.R. Sprague designed the 1,200-seat Aldwych Theatre, whic... Read More Below
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The Aldwych Theatre is a Grade II listed building in London's famous West End. It opened in 1905 with a performance of Blue Bell, and staged a variety of productions until 1960, when it became the Royal Shakespeare Company's home. This was supposed to be for three years, but the Company ended up staying for twenty-one years. It has staged a selection of comedies, musicals and dramatic plays since 2000. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Whistle Down the Wind, ran until 2001, then the venue hosted Fame from 2002 to 2006, followed by Dancing in the Streets until the latter part of 2006, when Dirty Dancing took up residence. Like many London theatres, the Aldwych Theatre is said to be haunted. The closest tube stations to the Aldwych Theatre are Holborn and Covent Garden, and Charing Cross/Embankment is also nearby, with Charing Cross giving access to Overground trains as well.

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