London: Drury Lane Theatre (2nd)

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Borough: City of Westminster
Location: Catherine Street

[Since 1636, a temporary playhouse was operating on the site. 1st permanent theatre on the site built 1663 by Wren or Webb, after a 1663 Royal Patent that granted the right of theatre performances. Destroyed by a fire on 25 Jan 1672.]

2nd theatre built 1672 by Sir Christopher Wren. Demolished in 1791.

[Subsequently a 3d theatre was built.]

London: Drury Lane Theatre (2nd) Picture: An audience watching a play at Drury Lane Theatre, c. 1785, watercolor painting by Thomas Rowlandson (Paul Mellon Collection, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, USA)
Publisher: Zazzle
Type: 2021 postcard of a c. 1785 painting (see Commons)
Size: Modern
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