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The Savoy Theatre London
Savoy Court
Strand
London WC2R 0ET
TfL Fare Zone 1
 
 
The Savoy Theatre is uniquely positioned underneath The Savoy Hotel which is on the site of the old Savoy Palace. The Savoy Palace was built in 1246 during the reign of King Henry lll.
 
It was later the London residence of John of Gaunt, 2nd Duke of Lancaster, until destroyed during the Peasants Revolt of 1381. The ruins were subsequently used in the 16th century as a hospital and in the 18th century as a military prison.
 
In 1880 Richard D’Oyly Carte bought the derelict property and thereon built his Savoy Theatre. The theatre’s entrance is hidden away in Strand Court off the major thoroughfare, the Strand. Savoy Court is the only road in Britain where traffic must drive on the right. This special privilege was given by Parliament in 1902 to enable passengers to alight from their carriages straight into the Theatre.
 
The Savoy was opened in 1881 with its entrance facing The Embankment. The Savoy Hotel was built some eight years later. Both the Hotel and the Theatre were financed by Richard D’Oyly Carte from profits derived from the Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. The entrance to the Theatre was changed to Savoy Court in 1902.
 
Both the Theatre and the Hotel featured the latest in modern conveniences; the Theatre was the first public building in the world to be lit with electricity and the Hotel was the first to have lifts and hot and cold running water.
 
D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
The.Savoy Theatre was the home to the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company which performed all of the immensely popular satirical 19th century operettas by Gilbert & Sullivan.
 
The Theatre interior was modernised in 1929 to designs by Basil Ionides. A terrible fire in 1990 destroyed these interiors but they have been faithfully restored to their Art Deco magnificence. It is one of the great historical theatres in which to catch a London show.
 
Plan Your Visit
Box Office
The Savoy is now part of the Ambassador Theatre Group.
Booking Online  Web:  Ambassador Tickets
 
Booking in Person:
Opening Hours:   
Monday:                  10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 – 29:00            
Sunday:                   Closed
 
Disabled Access
Wheelchair access is available on the Dress Circle level.
 
Facilities
Toilets and bars on all three levels. Extra bar on the Mezzanine.
Cloakroom.
 
Contact & Further Information
 
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to The Savoy Theatre, visit TfL Journey Planner, link above.
 
- By Underground
Charing Cross Station    Bakerloo & Northern Lines (Strand exit)
Covent Garden Station   Piccadilly line
Embankment Station     Bakerloo, Northern, District & Circle lines
 
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