|Public transit Covent Garden; Temple|
Designation Grade II
|Owner Nimax Theatres|
Type West End theatre
Phone +44 330 333 4810
|Production The Play That Goes Wrong|
Opened 25 November 1929; 87 years ago (1929-11-25)
Address 3-5 Catherine St, London WC2B 5LA, UK
Similar Novello Theatre, Aldwych Theatre, Vaudeville Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Criterion Theatre
The Duchess Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, London, located in Catherine Street near Aldwych.
- The play that goes wrong at duchess theatre london
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- Production history
The theatre opened on 25 November 1929 and is one of the smallest West End theatres with a proscenium arch. It has 479 seats on two levels. It is a Grade II Listed Building.
The play that goes wrong at duchess theatre london
The Duchess Theatre was designed by Ewen Barr and constructed by F. G. Minter Ltd for Arthur Gibbons. The theatre is built with the stalls below street level, both to overcome the scale of the site and to maintain the rights of neighbours to ancient lights. The theatre opened on 25 November 1929 with a play called Tunnel Trench by Hubert Griffith. The interior decoration scheme was introduced in 1934 under the supervision of Mary Wyndham Lewis, wife of J. B. Priestley.