Lyceum Theatre

Category: Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre is a theatre located in London, on Wellington Street just off the Strand in the West End. The present building was designed by Samuel Beazley and opened on July 14, 1834. It was built by the partnership of Peto & Grissell.

During the Victorian era, the theatre was home to many Shakespeare works, including Macbeth in (1888), starring Henry Irving, with incidental music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. Famed actor David Garrick also performed at the theatre.

Bram Stoker was business manager of the Lyceum for twenty-seven years. His novel Dracula was staged there.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle mentions the ‘third pillar form the left” in front of the Lyceum in one of his books.

It is a little known fact that this theatre was also for a time a dance hall (50s-60s) All the big bands played here, most common was Oscar Rabin and his orchestra.

The theatre has been home to the musical version of The Lion King since 1999.


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Lyceum Theatre