The Palace Theatre
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
One of Gilbert's illustrations for his Bab Ballad "Gentle Alice Brown"
Ivanhoe programme cover from the theatre's first night
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.
Ages Ago, during a rehearsal for which Frederic Clay introduced Gilbert to Sullivan
Maud Allan as Salome with the head of John the Baptist
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
The Crystal Palace, where several early Sullivan works were first performed
Les Misérables played at the Palace Theatre from 1985 to 2004
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
A contemporary illustration of Thespis from The Illustrated London News of 6 January 1872
Singin' in the Rain at the Palace Theatre, London
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
D. H. Friston's engraving of the original production of Trial by Jury
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
An early poster showing scenes from The Sorcerer, Pinafore, and Trial by Jury
The restored facade of the Dominion Theatre, as seen in 2017
The Pirate King
The St Martin's Theatre, home to The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play.
George Grossmith as Bunthorne in Patience, 1881
The exterior of the Old Vic
Barnett as The Fairy Queen
The Royal Court Theatre. Upstairs is used as an experimental space for new projects—The Rocky Horror Show premiered here in 1973.
Princess Ida, Act II Finale: Hildebrand and soldiers rush through the gate.
West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2016
Poster for The Mikado
Gilbert and Sullivan play at the Savoy in 1881
W.H. Denny as Wilfred and Jessie Bond as Phoebe in Yeomen
Victoria Palace Theatre (showing Billy Elliot in 2012) was refurbished in 2017.
Rutland Barrington and Courtice Pounds as Giuseppe and Marco in The Gondoliers
Original facade of the Savoy Theatre c.1881
In the midst of the quarrel, Gilbert dedicated a collection of Savoy opera lyrics, Songs of a Savoyard, to the composer
The drawing room scene from Act II of Utopia, Limited
The Entr'acte expresses its pleasure that Gilbert and Sullivan are reunited
1921 cartoon of Gilbert and Sullivan audiences
Advertisement for the first recording of The Mikado, 1917
Detail from a Punch cartoon, showing Sullivan and Gilbert.
1880 Pirates poster
Frontispiece to The Pinafore Picture Book, 1908
Poster for Ages Ago, during a rehearsal for which Frederic Clay introduced Gilbert to Sullivan

The Palace Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster in London.

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Richard D'Oyly Carte, producer of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, commissioned the theatre in the late 1880s.

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The Savoy Theatre – built as a showcase for the popular series of comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan – was entirely lit by electricity in 1881.

- West End theatre

The Palace Theatre opened in 1891.

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Sullivan felt that Gilbert was questioning his good faith, and in any event Sullivan had other reasons to stay in Carte's good graces: Carte was building a new theatre, the Royal English Opera House (now the Palace Theatre), to produce Sullivan's only grand opera, Ivanhoe.

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In 1980, a Broadway and West End production of Pirates produced by Joseph Papp brought new audiences to Gilbert and Sullivan.

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The Palace Theatre

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