Duke of York’s Theatre, London – Theatre Information

Last Updated on 4 December 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Duke Of York’s Theatre, London

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The Duke of York’s Theatre London is a West End theatre in St Martin’s Lane originally opened in September 1892. Designed by Walter Emden it originally opened as the Trafalgar Square Theatre which was changed to the Trafalgar Theatre in 1894  before changing its name to the Duke of York’s Theatre to honour the Future King George V in 1895.

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GETTING TO THE THEATRE

Address
St Martin’s Lane, London WC2

Closest Tube Station
Charing Cross or Leicester Square

Closest Train Station
Charing Cross Station

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DUKE OF YORK’S THEATRE, LONDON – HISTORY

The Duke Of York’s Theatre opened with The Wedding Eve a comic opera by Frederic Toulmouche, followed by shows including one of the earliest musical comedies Go Bang (1894). The theatre was where J M Barrie’s The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up debuted in 1904 later to become Peter Pan.

Listed as a Grade II building by English Heritage in September 1960 the building underwent a brief period of refurbishment in 1979-80 re-opening with Rose starring Glenda Jackson.

Purchased by The Ambassador Theatre Group in 1992 the theatre hosted the Royal Court’s production of Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden. In 1995 the theatre hosted the 21st-anniversary production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show.

Other productions at the theatre include After Mrs Rochester (2003), Poliakoff’s Sweet Panic (2004), The Holy Terror (2004), Journey’s End (2004), The Dresser (2005), Hedda Gabler (2005), I Am My Own Wife (2005), Embers (2006), Stoppard’s Rock ‘n’ Roll (2006), Little Shop of Horrors (2007), Rent Remixed (2007), No Man’s Land (2008), A View From The Bridge (2009), Arcadia( 2009), Bedroom Face (2010), Ghost Stories (2010), Backbeat (2011), Posh (2012), Constellations (2012), The Judas Kiss (2013), A Doll’s House (2013), Neville’s Island (2014), The Nether (2015), Hay Fever (2015), Goodnight Mr Tom (2015), The Father (2016), The Glass Menagerie (2017), Ink (2017), King Lear with Sir Ian McKellen (2018), Summer and Smoke (2018), Home, I’m Darling (2019), Rosmersholm (2019), The Girl On The Train (2019), Touching the Void (2019), Blithe Spirit (2020), and The Ocean At The End of the Lane (2021).

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