City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Theatreland - Heart of the Performing Arts in London
Erected by City of Westminster, Society of West End Theatre.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment.
Location. 51° 30.7′ N, 0° 7.987′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Rupert Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Rupert Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1D 6AR, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Apollo Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Lyric Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Former Wardour Street Clubs (within shouting distance of this marker); Pizza Express (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The 2i's Coffee Bar (about 90 meters away); Mont Blanc Restaurant (about 120 meters away); The Admiral Duncan Pub (about 150 meters away); Edmund Burke (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Gielgud Theatre (Wikipedia). "The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, London, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels....The theatre was designed by W. G. R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. The first play at the theatre was a hit musical called The Beauty of Bath co-written by Hicks....In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager of the theatre and renamed the house the Globe Theatre – a name that it retained for 85 years. Call It a Day opened in 1935 and ran for 509 performances, a long run for the slow inter-war years. There's a Girl in My Soup, opening in 1966, ran for almost three years, a record for the theatre that was not surpassed until Daisy Pulls It Off (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.