Palace Theatre

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West End theatre in the City of Westminster in London

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English Palace Theatre, London

The Palace Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster in London. Its red-brick facade dominates the west side of Cambridge Circus behind a small plaza near the intersection of Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road. The Palace Theatre seats 1,400.

Richard D'Oyly Carte, producer of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas, commissioned the theatre in the late 1880s. It was designed by Thomas Edward Collcutt and intended to be a home of English grand opera. The theatre opened as the "Royal English Opera House" in January 1891 with a lavish production of Arthur Sullivan's opera Ivanhoe. Although this ran for 160 performances, followed briefly by André Messager's La Basoche, Carte had no other works ready to fill the theatre. He leased it to Sarah Bernhardt for a season and sold the opera house within a year at a loss. It was then converted into a grand music hall and renamed the Palace Theatre of Varieties, managed successfully by Charles Morton. In 1897, the theatre began to screen films as part of its programme of entertainment. In 1904, Alfred Butt became manager and continued to combine variety entertainment, including dancing girls, with films. Herman Finck was musical director at the theatre from 1900 until 1920. The Marx Brothers appeared at the theatre in 1922, performing selections from their Broadway shows.

In 1925, the musical comedy No, No, Nanette opened at the Palace Theatre, followed by other musicals, for which the theatre became known. The Sound of Music ran for 2,385 performances at the theatre, opening in 1961. Jesus Christ Superstar ran from 1972 to 1980, and Les Misérables played at the theatre for nineteen years, beginning in 1985. In 1983, Andrew Lloyd Webber purchased and by 1991 had refurbished the theatre. Monty Python's Spamalot played at the theatre from 2006 until January 2009, and Priscilla Queen of the Desert opened at the Palace in March 2009 and closed in December 2011. Between February 2012 and June 2013, it hosted a production of Singin' in the Rain.

In June 2016, the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened at the theatre.

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French Palace Theatre (Londres)

Le Palace Theatre est un West End theatre, théâtre situé dans le West End, dans la cité de Westminster à Londres, sur le côté ouest de Cambridge Circus.

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Italian Palace Theatre

Il Palace Theatre è un teatro del West End della Città di Westminster a Londra.

È un'imponente costruzione in pietra rossa che domina il lato ovest di Cambridge Circus, fu creato su commissione di Richard D'Oyly Carte che ne ordinò la costruzione all'architetto Thomas Edward Collcutt (16 marzo 1840-7 ottobre 1924) nei tardi anni 1880. L'intento di Carte era che il nuovo teatro divenisse la casa della Grand opéra così come l'altro suo teatro, il Savoy Theatre lo era dell'opera comica, genere che aveva iniziato la sua fortuna con le farse di Gilbert e Sullivan.

La prima pietra venne posta da Helen Carte ed è ancora visibile sulla facciata, più o meno a livello del terreno, alla destra dell'ingresso. Il design del teatro era considerato innovativo, il livello superiore era sostenuto da pesanti travi a sbalzo costruite in pietra nera, eliminando così la necessità di pilastri di supporto che impedivano al pubblico la visuale del palco. Le file, i corridoi, le scale ed i pianerottoli vennero costruiti in calcestruzzo così da ridurre il rischio di incendi ed i danni conseguenti.

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Russian Палас (театр)

Палас (англ. Palace Theatre) — театр Вест-Энда, расположенный в Вестминстере, Лондон. Его фасад из красного кирпича возвышается на западной стороне Кембридж-Серкус за небольшой площадью недалеко от пересечения Шафтсбери-авеню и Чаринг-Кросс-Роуд. Театр вмещает 1400 зрителей.

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Chenese 皇宫剧院 (伦敦)

皇宫剧院(Palace Theatre)是伦敦西敏市的一座西区剧院,其红砖立面位于剑桥圆环西侧,可容纳1400人。

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English The Palace Theatre

Address 109-113 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5AY
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