The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
The theatre in 2008, showing Edward Bond's The Sea
Gielgud as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, 1959
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.
Haymarket Theatre, ca. 1900
Centre: Marion, Kate and Ellen Terry and, far right, Fred Terry at Ellen's Silver Jubilee matinée, Drury Lane, 12 June 1906. Everyone shown was a member of the Terry family.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
Playwright and Poet Laureate Colley Cibber, the first actor-manager
Noël Coward with Lilian Braithwaite, his, and later Gielgud's, co-star in The Vortex
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
Samuel Foote
Mrs Patrick Campbell and Edith Evans, 1920s co-stars with Gielgud
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
The rear of the theatre in Suffolk Street
The Old Vic (photographed in 2012), where Gielgud honed his skill as a Shakespearean
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
Mabel Terry-Lewis, Gielgud's aunt and co-star in The Importance of Being Earnest
The restored facade of the Dominion Theatre, as seen in 2017
Peggy Ashcroft in 1936
The St Martin's Theatre, home to The Mousetrap, the world's longest-running play.
John Gielgud in 1936
Gielgud in a publicity photograph for Secret Agent (1936)
The exterior of the Old Vic
Interior of the Queen's Theatre
The Royal Court Theatre. Upstairs is used as an experimental space for new projects—The Rocky Horror Show premiered here in 1973.
Gielgud and Dolly Haas in Crime and Punishment, Broadway, 1947
West End theatres on Shaftesbury Avenue in 2016
Edmond O'Brien (Casca, left) and Gielgud (Cassius) in Julius Caesar (1953)
Gilbert and Sullivan play at the Savoy in 1881
Gielgud, 1953
Victoria Palace Theatre (showing Billy Elliot in 2012) was refurbished in 2017.
Much Ado About Nothing: Gielgud as Benedick and Margaret Leighton as Beatrice, 1959
Gielgud (left) as Joseph Surface, and Ralph Richardson as Sir Peter Teazle, The School for Scandal, 1962
Gielgud in 1973, by Allan Warren

The Theatre Royal Haymarket (also known as Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre) is a West End theatre on Haymarket in the City of Westminster which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use.

- Theatre Royal Haymarket

After studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art he worked in repertory theatre and in the West End before establishing himself at the Old Vic as an exponent of Shakespeare in 1929–31.

- John Gielgud

In the West End, the Theatre Royal Haymarket opened on 29 December 1720 on a site slightly north of its current location, and the Royal Opera House opened in Covent Garden on 7 December 1732.

- West End theatre

A number of other actors made their West End debut prior to the Second World War, including John Gielgud, Alec Guinness and Vivien Leigh.

- West End theatre

Wartime presentations included the London premiere of Noël Coward's Design for Living (1939) and John Gielgud's 1944–1945 repertory season of The Circle (Somerset Maugham), Love for Love (Congreve), Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Duchess of Malfi.

- Theatre Royal Haymarket

A 1944–45 season at the Haymarket for Beaumont included a Hamlet that many considered his finest.

- John Gielgud
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891

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