The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, commonly known as Drury Lane, is a West End theatre in Covent Garden, London. The theatre faces Catherine Street (earlier named Bridges or Brydges Street) and backs onto Drury Lane and is a Grade I listed building.


Patent Theatre.

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane was one of three Patent Theatres in London up to 1843 that had a monopoly on drama (the other being the Theatre Royal Covent Garden and the Theatre Royal Haymarket).


Charles Dickens and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

On 27 June 1855, Charles Dickens delivered a speech on administrative reform at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

Charles Dickens’s close friend, the great actor and theatre manager William Charles Macready was manager of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane from 1841-43.






Further Reading.

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