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Theatres

Albery Theatre

Designed in 1903 by W G R Sprague and known as The New Theatre for much of its earlier life, the theatre was renamed The Albery in 1973 in recognition of the Albery family's contribution to West End theatrical history for more than a hundred years and spanning four generations. Notable 'firsts' in the theatre's history include the first production of a Noel Coward play in 1920, and the first popular success of John Gielgud as Richard Of Bordeaux in 1933. As a result of bomb damage suffered in 1941 by the Old Vic Theatre and Sadler's Wells, the two companies moved to the New Theatre and staged performances there for the next nine years. In the 1960's Oliver the musical version of Oliver Twist broke the theatre's record for the number of performances. Since then the Albery has continued to present productions of a high quality.

Located at: St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N

Telephone: 020 7369 1730

Opens: Box Office open 10:00am - 6:00pm

Cost: Monday - Thursday and Matinees 7.50 - 27.50

Closest Subway Station: Leicester Square Station (Click to see more atrraction at this station)