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About Us

Theatre Royal Drury Lane is arguably the most famous Theatre in the world and the oldest working playhouse in London. In 1747, David Garrick and James Lacy shared the patent which had been granted by King Charles II to Thomas Killigrew in 1662. This meant that their Drury Lane company was allowed to perform 'legitimate' drama, a privilege shared only by Covent Garden, and later, the Haymarket, until there was a change in the law in 1843.

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Latest News

 

A BRILLIANT TWELFTH NIGHT AT DRURY LANE FOR THE BADDELEY CAKE CEREMONY.

A huge thank you to the cast of Frozen and Disney inc for enabling us to carry on the tradition with  the cutting of the cake, beautifully made by Christina Georgiou.

The cast were on stage and guests socially distanced in the stalls to listen to the Master's speech and drink the health of Robert Baddeley.

Thank you to LW Theatres and to Jeremy Roberts and his team for a truly punchy punch. 

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WONDERFUL WEST END WENDY'S

We are so grateful again to all the Members of West End Wendies  whose contributions for the  years 2020/21 have raised a magnificent £1,345! 

This money is  helping those suffering  with the effects of the corona virus.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Nick Bromley, Master of the Fund, has his new book Stage Ghosts and Haunted Theatres on general sale from May 3rd.

 

Introduced by Richard O'Brien, the creator of the legendary The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it takes the reader on a selected tour of some fifty of the British Isles' phantom filled venues.

 

'Absorbing, intriguing, spooktacular- this is my kind of theatre book'. Gyles Brandreth.

 

By sending a message when purchasing to say you saw it on our site, a portion of each sale will benefit the Fund.

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