Gielgud Theatre :: Shared Description

The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 986 seats on three levels.
The theatre was designed by W.G.R. Sprague and opened on 27 December 1906 as the Hicks Theatre, named after Seymour Hicks, for whom it was built. In 1909, the American impresario Charles Frohman became manager of the theatre and renamed the house the Globe Theatre a name that it retained for 85 years.
Refurbished in 1987, the theatre has since presented several Alan Ayckbourn premieres, including 1990's Man of the Moment, as well as a notable revival of An Ideal Husband in 1992. During reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe theatre on the South Bank, in 1994 the theatre was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in honour of John Gielgud. Another refurbishment was completed in 2008.
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by N Chadwick
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Created: Mon, 19 Jan 2015, Updated: Mon, 19 Jan 2015

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