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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Her Majesty's Theatre

Theatreland - Heart of the Performing Arts in London

 
 
Her Majesty's Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Her Majesty's Theatre Marker
Inscription.

In 1705 Sir John Vanbrugh
built the first of four theatres
on this famous site. The second
theatre, known variously as 'The King's'
and 'Her Majesty's', was the home of
Italian opera, while the present
theatre, designed by C J Phipps and
opened in 1897, remains a home for
major musicals


 
Location. 51° 30.501′ N, 0° 7.911′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Charles II Street and Haymarket, on the left when traveling west on Charles II Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1Y 4QL, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Herbert Tree (here, next to this marker); Ho Chi Minh (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Falcon Scott (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) (about 180 meters away); Eisenhower's D-Day Headquarters (about 210 meters away); Norfolk House (about 210 meters away); Franklin (about 210 meters away); William Ewart Gladstone (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Her Majesty's Theatre (Wikipedia)
Her Majesty's Theatre and Markers - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Her Majesty's Theatre and Markers - Wide View
Both the Herbert Tree and Her Majesty's Theatre markers are visible here, with the Tree marker visible on the corner of the building, and the Theatre marker a bit to the right of that, a little past the yellow sign.
. "Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre situated on Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London. The present building was designed by Charles J. Phipps and was constructed in 1897 for actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree, who established the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at the theatre. In the early decades of the 20th century, Tree produced spectacular productions of Shakespeare and other classical works, and the theatre hosted premieres by major playwrights such as George Bernard Shaw, J. M. Synge, Noël Coward and J. B. Priestley. Since the First World War, the wide stage has made the theatre suitable for large-scale musical productions, and the theatre has specialised in hosting musicals. The theatre has been home to record-setting musical theatre runs, notably the First World War sensation Chu Chin Chow and the current production, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which has played continuously at Her Majesty's since 1986." (Submitted on February 10, 2018.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Phantom of the Opera - World Premiere Plaque in front of theatre image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
3. Phantom of the Opera - World Premiere Plaque in front of theatre
On October 9 1986, the musical The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre. Still going strong, it is the second longest running West End musical (after Les Misérables), with more than 13,000 performances (as of February, 2018).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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