London’s West End is known for one thing above all else, the wide range of fantastic theatres. Here’s a run-down of five of the best.
As you might expect, this one doesn’t have as many years behind it as some of the grand old West End theatres featured. The current theatre here opened in 1973 and was designed to be flexible enough to be able to show unusual works and experimental productions. The theatre featured revolutionary features, including the large revolving mechanism, which allowed the stage, orchestra pit and some of the stalls seating to be turned 360°. The site does have a long and colourful history and has played host to entertainment venues as far back as the 1600s. It has hosted some of the great shows of recent times including the production of Grease in 1973, which launched the career of Richard Gere. It’s now the home of School Of Rock.
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