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Royal Court Theatre London – feel the history
The Royal Court Theatre London is a famous old theatre in London’s West End. Known by various names, including the Belgravia Theatre and the New Chelsea Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre London was opened in 1870 in Sloane Square, Chelsea. The theatre building is now a grade II listed building under the statutory listed building control by Historic England. Although the theatre may be old, the productions that take place on its stage are decidedly modern. Check out the latest shows with Royal Court Theatre London tickets on StubHub.
Watch the actors holding court
Treading the boards is a famous synonym and description of stage acting, and the boards of the Royal Court Theatre London have seen some historic moments throughout its long life. In the 1950s, the theatre played host to no less than legendary English stage actor Laurence Olivier, who performed "The Entertainer" (1957) in this very theatre. In the 1970s, Irish playwright and author Samuel Beckett saw his play "Not I" take place in the magnificent surrounds of the Royal Court.
Have a royally good time
With a capacity of 380 seated downstairs and 80 seated in the upstairs theatre, the Royal Court Theatre plays to approximately 120,000 people per year, according to the official website. The theatre may have originated over 150 years ago, but little of the original architecture remains in place – that’s not to say the building isn’t absolutely stunning – it wouldn’t be Grade II listed otherwise. The majority of the theatre was rebuilt in the 1990s, excluding the façade and the auditorium. So, the Royal Court Theatre London can boast a long history alongside modern fixtures and fittings. Buy Royal Court Theatre London tickets to see these amazing surroundings for yourself. As you can see from the likes of Laurence Olivier treading the theatre boards and the theatre playing host to Samuel Beckett productions, you never know whether you might see the next big star of the theatre at the Royal Court. Buy Royal Court Theatre London tickets for less than you might think. When you’ve looked everywhere for tickets and you are starting to worry, don’t give up, simply scroll up the page and see available tickets on StubHub. Need to sell your ticket? That’s fine too. London is absolutely spoiled with amazing and historic theatres, so explore more from the London Palladium,Dominion Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre London, see what’s playing today..
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