West End theatre

The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891
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.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. Opened in May 1663, it is the oldest theatre in London.
Original interior of Savoy Theatre in 1881, the year it became the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity.
The Lyceum Theatre, home to Disney's The Lion King.
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.
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.

Mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres in and near the West End of London.

- West End theatre
The Palace Theatre, in the City of Westminster, London, built in 1891

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Old Detroit Opera House c. 1905

Nederlander Organization

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.

The theatre in 2008, showing Edward Bond's The Sea

Theatre Royal Haymarket

The theatre in 2008, showing Edward Bond's The Sea
Haymarket Theatre, ca. 1900
Playwright and Poet Laureate Colley Cibber, the first actor-manager
Samuel Foote
The rear of the theatre in Suffolk Street
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John Gielgud in 1936

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.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, September 2015

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Performing arts venue in Clerkenwell, London, England located on Rosebery Avenue next to New River Head.

Performing arts venue in Clerkenwell, London, England located on Rosebery Avenue next to New River Head.

Sadler's Wells Theatre, September 2015
Sadler's Wells, 1745 (Robert Chambers, p.73, 1832)
A performance at Sadler's Wells, circa 1808.
Sadler's Wells in 1879
Lilian Baylis, creator of the fifth Sadler's Wells theatre

Sadler's Wells is also responsible for the management of the Peacock Theatre in the West End, during times not used by the London School of Economics.

Piccadilly Circus, the heart of the West End, in September 2012

West End of London

Piccadilly Circus, the heart of the West End, in September 2012
Shaftesbury Avenue from Piccadilly Circus in 1949
Dragon statue on the Temple Bar monument, which marks the boundary between the City of Westminster and City of London
Her Majesty's Theatre in Haymarket, home to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera
Marble Arch

The West End of London (commonly referred to as the West End) is a district of Central London, west of the City of London and north of the River Thames, in which many of the city's major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and entertainment venues, including West End theatres, are concentrated.

Exterior of venue during a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Exterior of venue during a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Thomas Killigrew as he appeared in 1650
location of the Theatre Royal on a map of London from 1700; the inset shows the streets as they are in 2006.
Unsigned longitudinal section showing a design attributed to Christopher Wren. 1: Proscenium arch. 2: Four pairs of shutters across the stage. 3: Pit. 4: Galleries. 5: Boxes.
David Garrick, the theatre manager 1747–1776, is portrayed in the title role of Richard III in this painting by William Hogarth.
The facade on Bridges Street. Added in 1775, this gave the theatre its first on-street entrance.
The interior of the third and largest theatre to stand at Drury Lane, c. 1808
The theatre pictured as it was in 1809 (from an 1811 engraving). The view is from the north-east, looking down Russell Street at its intersection with Drury Lane. This shows the rear of the theatre with its dressing rooms and stage door.
After standing only 15 years, the third Drury Lane theatre building burned down on 24 February 1809. This painting from the period, artist unknown, shows the view of the fire from the Westminster Bridge.
The present-day Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, sketched when it was new, in 1813
The last scene of an 1865 performance of Shakespeare's King John at the theatre, as depicted in the Illustrated London News
Pantomime characters from the Augustus Harris era including Dan Leno, Marie Lloyd and Little Tich by Phil May
Oliver! billboard at the theatre in 2009

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre and Grade I listed building in Covent Garden, London, England.

Original façade of the Savoy Theatre, 1881

Savoy Theatre

Original façade of the Savoy Theatre, 1881
The Savoy Palace
Original interior of Savoy Theatre, 1881
1896 programme with the Savoy's coat of arms
Plaque noting the Savoy as the first public building to be lit entirely by electricity
1881 Programme for Patience
1926 costume for The Mikado
The Savoy Theatre was refurbished in the early 1990s.
The Savoy Theatre and hotel entrance in 2003

The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England.

Adelphi Theatre in 2007

Adelphi Theatre

Adelphi Theatre in 2007
Sketch of a scene from Jane Scott's 1816 play, The Old Oak Chest
Charles Dickens' The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain at the Adelphi, in the Illustrated London News, 30 December 1848
Plaque commemorating William Terriss beside the stage door of the Adelphi Theatre
Cover of Vocal Score of Seymour Hicks' The Earl and the Girl
The Adelphi Theatre, 27 August 2011

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

The Vaudeville Theatre in 2014

Vaudeville Theatre

The Vaudeville Theatre in 2014
Henry Irving
Jerome K. Jerome
Seymour Hicks
Postcard of the Vaudeville Theatre, c. 1905
The rear premises of the Vaudeville Theatre, designed in 1925–1926 by Robert Atkinson
London Illustrated Almanac of 1872

The Vaudeville Theatre is a West End theatre on the Strand in the City of Westminster.

The Criterion Theatre in 2007

Criterion Theatre

The Criterion Theatre in 2007
Criterion Theatre in 2007

The Criterion Theatre is a West End theatre at Piccadilly Circus in the City of Westminster, and is a Grade II* listed building.

Prince of Wales Theatre showing Mamma Mia!

Prince of Wales Theatre

Prince of Wales Theatre showing Mamma Mia!
The School for Scandal
Cover of the Vocal Score of Sidney Jones' King of Cadonia
Gracie Fields

The Prince of Wales Theatre is a West End theatre in Coventry Street, near Leicester Square in London.