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The Palace Theatre is a 1,440-capacity, beautiful red-brick building in London’s vibrant West End, on the west side of Cambridge Circus. It has a long history, first being commissioned by Richard D’Oyly Carte in the late 1880s and designed by Thomas Collcutt.
The intention from D’Oyly Carte was to make it the home of English grand opera, very similar to his Savoy Theatre. The Royal English Opera opened in January 1891 with Arthur Sullivan’s Ivanhoe and was a roaring success, but only ran for 160 performances in the end.
The theatre has been greatly refurbished, with marble walls being uncovered, repainted and brand new chandeliers installed. It’s seen the likes of Les Misérables, The Woman in White and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to name a few of the great shows that have graced the stage.