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The Savoy Theatre is a West End theatre located directly on The Strand. It opened its doors on 10 October 1881 and was built by Richard D’Oyly Carte. A fun fact: it was the first public building in the world to be lit entirely by electricity, which shows its long-running prestige.
For many years, the Savoy Theatre was the home of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company, which ran for over a century. It was rebuilt and refurbished in 1929, only to be rebuilt again in 1939 following a fire. It’s now registered as a Grade II listed building and is highly regarded throughout London.
Other than famous Gilbert and Sullivan shows such as ‘The Mikado’, the theatre hosted the first performance in England of Oscar Wilde’s ‘Salome’ in 1931, plus a whole host of Shakespeare plays and other musicals over the years.