London: Drury Lane Theatre (3rd)

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.]

3rd theatre built 1794 by Henry Holland. Destroyed by a fire on 24 Feb 1809.

[Subsequently a 4th theatre was built, the present "Theatre Royal Drury Lane".]

London: Drury Lane Theatre (3rd) Reverse Text: "Drury Lane Theatre, London. Designed by Henry Holland. Opened 1794. Destroyed by fire 1809. Aquatint coloured by hand. By Bluck after Rowlandson and Pugin. 22,9 cm x 28 cm. H. R. Beard Collection F112-103."
Publisher: Victoria and Albert Museum - Theatre Museum, London; TM 373
Type: late 20th-century reproduction of an 1808 etching
Size: Modern
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