The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
Adelphi Theatre in 2007
The London Palladium in Soho opened in 1910. While the Theatre has a resident show, it also has one-off performances such as concerts. Since 1930 it has hosted the Royal Variety Performance 43 times.
Sketch of a scene from Jane Scott's 1816 play, The Old Oak Chest
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Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
Charles Dickens' The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain at the Adelphi, in the Illustrated London News, 30 December 1848
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
Plaque commemorating William Terriss beside the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
Cover of Vocal Score of Seymour Hicks' The Earl and the Girl
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
The Adelphi Theatre, 27 August 2011
The restored facade of the Dominion Theatre, as seen in 2017
The St Martin's Theatre, home to The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play.
The exterior of the Old Vic
The Royal Court Theatre. Upstairs is used as an experimental space for new projects—The Rocky Horror Show premiered here in 1973.
West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2016
Gilbert and Sullivan play at the Savoy in 1881
Victoria Palace Theatre (showing Billy Elliot in 2012) was refurbished in 2017.

The Adelphi Theatre is a West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster, central London.

- Adelphi Theatre

The majority of West End theatres are owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group, Delfont Mackintosh Theatres, Nimax Theatres, LW Theatres, and the Nederlander Organization.

- West End theatre

The West End theatre district became established with the opening of many small theatres and halls, including the Adelphi in The Strand on 17 November 1806.

- West End theatre

Lee Mead, who won the lead role in 2007's West End revival of Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by taking part in BBC One's Any Dream Will Do! recorded a single of the song "Any Dream Will Do".

- Really Useful Group

In 1993, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group purchased the theatre and completely refurbished it prior to the opening of his adaptation of Sunset Boulevard.

- Adelphi Theatre

Lloyd Webber purchased the Palace Theatre in 1983, followed by the New London (now Gillian Lynne) and the Adelphi.

- Really Useful Group
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891

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Lloyd Webber in 2008

Andrew Lloyd Webber

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English composer and impresario of musical theatre.

English composer and impresario of musical theatre.

Lloyd Webber in 2008
Lloyd Webber studied at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2014, he was honoured for his "contribution to musical life" with an honorary doctorate from the college.
Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Paul Nicholas, at the Palace Theatre, London in 1972. Its success saw Lloyd Webber and Rice expand and release their previous biblical-based musical Joseph.
Evita at the West End's Adelphi Theatre. Lloyd Webber purchased the theatre in 1993. The 1998 video of Lloyd Webber's Cats was filmed at the venue.
Cats at the London Palladium
The Phantom of the Opera at the Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
Lloyd Webber was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1993 for his contribution to live theatre
U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush stand with the Kennedy Center honourees in the Blue Room of the White House during a reception Sunday, 3 December 2006. From left, they are: singer and songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson; Andrew Lloyd Webber; country singer Dolly Parton; film director Steven Spielberg; and conductor Zubin Mehta.
Lloyd Webber and the UK's Eurovision entrant Jade Ewen
Lloyd Webber and Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow
After the 2016 English National Opera's revival of Sunset Boulevard at the London Coliseum was well-received, in 2017 the production transferred to the Palace Theatre on Broadway (pictured) in New York City
Cinderella at the West End's Gillian Lynne Theatre in July 2021
Lloyd Webber (middle) with his then-wife Sarah Brightman (right) in 1985. He would cast her as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera which debuted in London the following year.

Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the West End and on Broadway.

His company, the Really Useful Group, is one of the largest theatre operators in London.

He would be honoured a second time by the television programme in November 1994 when Michael Aspel surprised him at the West End's Adelphi Theatre.

Logo by Really Useful Group

Cats (musical)

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Sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

Sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.

Logo by Really Useful Group
T. S. Eliot's poetry provided most of the lyrics for Cats
The original 1981 London cast of Cats
The Jellicle cats gather every year to make the "Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.
From left to right: Old Deuteronomy, Jemima, Grizabella and Victoria during an event in Germany, 2011.
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Gillian Lynne
Cats at the New London Theatre (1999)
Broadway revival of Cats at the Neil Simon Theatre
The CATS Theatre in Shinagawa, Tokyo (2008)
The Operettenhaus where Cats played for 15 years
The first non-replica production of Cats was staged at the Teatr Muzyczny Roma in Warsaw, Poland (2007).
A school production of Cats in Bangalore, India (2014)
The cat's-eyes logo and the "now and forever" slogan were used to advertise the musical at the New London Theatre (1999).
Radio microphones have become the norm in live theatre since Cats.

Cats opened to positive reviews at the New London Theatre in the West End in 1981 and then to mixed reviews at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway in 1982.

Lloyd Webber thus decided to turn Practical Cats into a musical, co-produced by Mackintosh and the Really Useful Group's Brian Brolly.

The film was directed by David Mallet and was shot at the Adelphi Theatre in London.

Old Detroit Opera House c. 1905

Nederlander Organization

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One of the largest operators of live theaters and music venues in the United States.

One of the largest operators of live theaters and music venues in the United States.

Old Detroit Opera House c. 1905
Shubert Lafayette in July 1942
Grand Riviera Theatre in Detroit c. 1970
Grand Riviera Auditorium c. 1970

Since then, the organization has grown to include nine Broadway theaters – making it the second-largest owner of Broadway theaters after the Shubert Organization – and a number of theaters across the United States, including five large theaters in Chicago, plus three West End theatres in London.

Adelphi Theatre (co-owned with Andrew Lloyd Webber's LW Theatres)