Theatre Royal Haymarket
Theatre Royal Haymarket: 300 years of excellence
If you're catching a play in London, few places are better than the Theatre Royal Haymarket. One of London's oldest playhouses, this Grade 1 listed landmark has been regaling audiences for almost three hundred years with its artistic quality and theatrical innovations. Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
An overview of the Haymarket Theatre
The original playhouse opened back in 1720 in the Highmarket section of London's City of Westminster, when a royal patent was obtained to host drama and the life of a West End institution was born. This venerable site has witnessed stage plays by celebrated British playwrights such as Samuel Johnson and John Gay among others and earned its place in folklore when it hosted the very first matinee ever held. Resting in its present location since 1821, Haymarket Theatre spent the next two hundred years offering a variety of plays, operas and other artistic productions like The Libertine, Barking in Essex and the Royal Shakespeare Company London and its repertoire. Such a distinguished career is sure to experience structural improvements over the years. The auditorium itself was redesigned in 1904 and ninety years later underwent an extensive GBP1.3 million renovation that saw its seating capacity extended. Now more than 880 spectators can sample this charming venue for themselves. Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets are ready now to buy or sell via StubHub.
How to get there and other trivia
The Little Theatre, as it is affectionately known, is home to an extensive set of archival material for those interested in a deeper look into its historical and theatrical origins to explore. The business end is divided into four sections. If you're in the Gallery, quality seating is few and far between therefore your best bet is the Stalls, where you are spoilt for choice. The Royal Circle and the Upper Circle also boast good seats if you're lucky enough to find them. Corporate and VIP entertainment packages are available for those with more discerning tastes. Trivia tip: in 2002, the Haymarket closed briefly because part of the roof collapsed during a viewing of "When Harry Met Sally…" Luckily, there were no serious injuries. Like other West End playhouses at Drury Lane and Covent Garden, Haymarket Theatre is easily accessible by various modes of public transportation. Located at 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT visitors can use either the London Underground, National Rail, bus or black cab to get there but there is unfortunately no onsite parking. Times and schedules are available online. Theatre Royal Haymarket tickets are available now for purchase or sale via StubHub.
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