Savoy Theatre (1881-Present)

The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre located in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England. The theatre opened on 10 October 1881 and was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte on the site of the old Savoy Palace as a showcase for the popular series of comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan, which became known as the Savoy Operas as a result.

The theatre was the first theatre, and the first public building in the world, to be lit entirely by electricity. In 1889, Richard D'Oyly Carte built the Savoy Hotel next to the theatre. For many years, the Savoy was the home of the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, and it was run by the Carte family for over a century. Richard's son Rupert D'Oyly Carte rebuilt and modernised the theatre in 1929, and it was rebuilt again in 1993 following a fire. It is a Grade II listed building.

Production History

Date Play
Feb 1, 2013 Let It Be
Nov 11, 2012 Our House
Oct 3, 2012 Cabaret
Aug 20, 2012 Soul Sister
May 17, 2012 The Sunshine Boys
Jan 13, 2010 Legally Blonde
Jul 22, 2009 Dreamboats and Petticoats
Nov 29, 2008 Carousel
May 7, 2008 Never Forget
Feb 21, 2008 Legal Fictions
May 29, 2007 Fiddler on the Roof
Nov 9, 2006 Porgy and Bess
Jun 3, 2006 The Rat Pack
Nov 22, 2004 Blithe Spirit
Oct 7, 2004 Murderous Instincts: The Salsa Musical
Jul 1, 2004 Songs My Mother Taught Me
Apr 8, 2004 The Marriage of Figaro
Apr 7, 2004 Barber of Seville
Jan 5, 2004 Pirates of Penzance
Dec 15, 2003 Peter Pan
Oct 23, 2003 Of Mice and Men
Sep 15, 2003 Bea Arthur at the Savoy
Dec 13, 2002 HMS Pinafore
Sep 25, 2002 Life x 3
Jun 25, 2002 The Mikado
Apr 12, 2002 The Yeomen of the Guard
Feb 15, 2002 Iolanthe
Dec 11, 2001 Return to the Forbidden Planet
Oct 9, 2001 Antarctica
Jul 2, 2001 Naughty Baby
Apr 20, 2001 The Pirates of Penzance
Jan 17, 2001 The Importance of Being Earnest
Sep 20, 2000 The Mikado
May 31, 2000 Enigmatic Variations
Feb 24, 2000 H.M.S. Pinafore
Nov 10, 1999 Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Jun 9, 1999 Hay Fever
Mar 30, 1999 The Gin Game
Jan 18, 1999 Richard III
Dec 15, 1998 Sooty
Oct 16, 1998 Boogie Nights
Apr 30, 1998 A Letter of Resignation
Dec 9, 1997 The Magistrate
Mar 13, 1997 The Importance of Being Earnest
Nov 27, 1996 Plunder
Oct 2, 1996 When We Are Married
Jan 29, 1996 Communicating Doors
Sep 19, 1995 Dead Funny
Mar 24, 1994 Travesties
Nov 1, 1993 She Loves Me
1989 The Pirates of Penzance
Sep 20, 1988 Sugar Babies
Jan 15, 1988 Kiss Me Kate
Oct 19, 1987 A Man For All Seasons
Mar 31, 1982 Noises Off
Apr 29, 1981 House Guest
Nov 7, 1979 Not Now Darling
Jun 13, 1978 Whose Life Is It Anyway?
1977 Alice's Boy
Aug 16, 1977 Man and Superman
1976 Banana Ridge
Mar 24, 1965 The Night of the Iguana
Jul 8, 1964 The First Fish
May 29, 1963 The Masters
Jun 21, 1962 Sail Away
1959 The Ring of Truth
Oct 1, 1958 A Day in the Life of …
Dec 13, 1954 Spider's Web
1953 No Sign of the Dove
Sep 23, 1953 The Devil's General
Nov 2, 1950 Mrs. Inspector Jones
Jun 5, 1947 Life With Father
1944 The Assassin
1943 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
1941 Sororchintsy Fair
1941 The Man Who Came to Dinner
1939 Gas Light
1938 An Elephant in Arcady
Nov 4, 1938 The Dark Path
1937 Power and Glory
1936 Night Sky
1936 Young Madame Conti
Jun 28, 1935 A Kingdom for a Cow
1929 Patience
1928 Journey's End
1926 And So To Bed
Jan 7, 1926 The Tempest
1918 Business Before Pleasure
1917 The Invisible Foe
1916 Humpty Dumpty
1916 The Bells
1916 Hamlet
1915 Search Lights
1913 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1912 The Winter's Tale
1912 Twelfth Night
1912 The Seven Sisters
1911 Pains and Penalties: The Defense of Queen Caroline
Dec 1, 1908 The Pirates of Penzance
1907 The Devil's Disciple
Jun 30, 1900 The Pirates of Penzance
Dec 8, 1899 The Rose of Persia
Mar 15, 1899 The Lucky Star
Aug 1898 The Gondoliers
Sep 1898 Trial by Jury
Sep 1898 The Sorcerer
Apr 13, 1898 Old Sarah
Apr 13, 1898 The Gondoliers
Mar 1898 Old Sarah
Mar 1898 The Grand Duchess
Mar 17, 1888 The Pirates of Penzance
1885 The Mikado
Dec 23, 1884 The Pirates of Penzance
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