The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
The theatre in 2008, showing Edward Bond's The Sea
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
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
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
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
The rear of the theatre in Suffolk Street
Queen's Theatre showing Les Misérables, running in London since October 1985
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.
John Gielgud in 1936
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.

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

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

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Gielgud as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, 1959

John Gielgud

English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades.

English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades.

Gielgud as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, 1959
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.
Noël Coward with Lilian Braithwaite, his, and later Gielgud's, co-star in The Vortex
Mrs Patrick Campbell and Edith Evans, 1920s co-stars with Gielgud
The Old Vic (photographed in 2012), where Gielgud honed his skill as a Shakespearean
Mabel Terry-Lewis, Gielgud's aunt and co-star in The Importance of Being Earnest
Peggy Ashcroft in 1936
Gielgud in a publicity photograph for Secret Agent (1936)
Interior of the Queen's Theatre
Gielgud and Dolly Haas in Crime and Punishment, Broadway, 1947
Edmond O'Brien (Casca, left) and Gielgud (Cassius) in Julius Caesar (1953)
Gielgud, 1953
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

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.

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

Exterior of Her Majesty's Theatre, 2010

Her Majesty's Theatre

Exterior of Her Majesty's Theatre, 2010
Sir John Vanbrugh painted by Godfrey Kneller
King's (previously Queen's) Theatre, Haymarket, the 18th-century predecessor of the present theatre; watercolour by William Capon (V&A)
Actor-manager Richard Brinsley Sheridan, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Interior of second theatre on the site, c. 1808. Drawing by Auguste Pugin and Thomas Rowlandson for Ackermann's Microcosm of London
Joseph Haydn in 1792
Season tickets for King's Theatre
A riot at the theatre, on 1 May 1813
Drawing of the theatre by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd, 1827–28
The royal box
Jenny Lind, The Swedish Nightingale, 1850
The theatre burned down in 1867.
Carl Rosa's opera company performed at the third theatre.
Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Cardinal Wolsey at the theatre, in a 1910 photograph
Phipps's new theatre
Shaw's Pygmalion ran at the theatre in 1914, starring Mrs Patrick Campbell as Eliza.
Oscar Asche in Chu Chin Chow. Its record-breaking run of 2,235 performances at the theatre began in 1916.
The 'boat scene' in Phantom is achieved using surviving Victorian stage machinery.
Society of London Theatre plaque commemorating Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London.

Gallini obtained a licence from the Lord Chamberlain to perform opera at the nearby Little Theatre, and he entered into a partnership with R. B. O'Reilly to obtain land in Leicester Fields for a new building, which too would require a licence.

Act IV: Mrs Arbuthnot strikes Lord Illingworth

A Woman of No Importance

Act IV: Mrs Arbuthnot strikes Lord Illingworth
Programme for the first run, 1893
Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Lord Illingworth, 1907 revival
Act II: Dr Daubeny and Lady Hunstanton
Act III: "He is your own father!"
Mrs Arbuthnot strikes Lord Illingworth
Viola Tree (Hester Worsley) and Charles Quartermaine (Gerald Arbuthnot), 1907 revival at His Majesty's

A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde is "a new and original play of modern life", in four acts, first given on 19 April 1893 at the Haymarket Theatre, London.

Wilde's first West End drawing room play, Lady Windermere's Fan, ran at the St James's Theatre for 197 performances in 1892.