Her Majesty's Theatre
Under the wings of Tree, some amazing works of popular playwrights, such as George Bernard Shaw, J M Synge, Noel Coward and J B Priestley have been produced. Some of the record breaking musical shows have been played at Her Majesty's Theatre, such as Chin Chow and the super duper blockbuster Phantom of the Opera.
Interestingly, theatre's name kept on changing with the gender of monarch. For instance, architect and playwright John Vanbrugh founded it in the year 1705 by the name of Queen's Theatre. With the accession of George I, theater was renamed as King's theatre in 1714. In 1837, it was renamed again as Her Majesty's Theatre, whereas His Majesty's Theatre from 1901 to 1952. With the accession of Elizabeth II, it was renamed as Her Majesty's Theatre.
George Frederick Handel had premiered around 25 operas from 1711 to 1739. In January 1970, English Heritage listed building as Grade II. The current occupancy is 1216. On 28th April 1897, the current theatre was opened by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. He constructed the theatre with the profits earned from Haymarket Theatre. He was very passionate towards his work, as he was the owner, manager and also lived in the theatre from the day of construction till his last breath.
In 1917, the amazing man took his last breath. He had installed a banqueting hall and living room for his personal usage. It was installed in a huge central square French styled dome. Tree also established Academy of Drama Art, RADA in the year 1904. Post World War II, musicals ruled the theatre, such as Follow the Girls, Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon and Paint Your Wagon.
On 9th October 1986, one of the most successful record setting musicals, Phantom of the Opera was premiered at Her Majesty's Theatre. The show stars Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford and went on winning prestigious Olivier awards. You can book online tickets now . We offer safe and secure booking with seat allocation made before the payment done. All booking will be done from the official STAR Websites.