Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Static Information
London Stage Code Diane Howard Code Address in London
0401 220 Catherine Street, ex-Bridges Street
Theatre Names
Year Names
1663-1674 Theatre Royal on Bridges Street
1674-1783 Theatre Royal in Drury Lane,
1783-present Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Cost of Building/Remodeling
Year Cost
1663 2400
1674 4000
1812 151,672
Capacity at Drury Lane
Year Capacity
1663 700
1674 2000
1794 3611
1812 3060
1870 3000

Management at Drury Lane
Years Manager
1663-1684 Thomas Killigrew
1684-1711 Christopher Rich
1711-1747 Robert Wilkes, Thomas Dogget, Colley Cibber
1747-1776 David Garrick, James Lacey
1776-1809 Richard Brinsley Sheridan
1809-1812 Management Committee
1812-1822 Samuel Arnold
1822-1826 Elliston
1826-1831 Stephen Price
1831-1841 Alfred Bunn
1841-1843 Charles Macready
1843-1850 Alfred Bunn
1850-1851 James Anderson
1851-1852 Alfred Bunn
1852 Sheridan Smith
1852 Frederick Gye and Louis ullien
1852 George Bolton
1852-1863 E.T. Smith
1863-1879 Edmund Falconer with F.B. Chatterton
1879-1897 Augustus Harris
1897- Arthur Collins

The proceding data was found in the following sources: Mander and Mitchenson's Theatres of London 64; Sheppard's Survery of London 26; Howard's Theatres and Music Halls #220


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