The stylish, art deco, Adelphi Theatre is currently home to the Olivier Award winning Kinky Boots.
The Theatre was returned to its former art deco glory in 1993, when Andrew Lloyd Webber became co-owner alongside Nederlander Theatres and premiered his production of Sunset Boulevard. Andrew Lloyd Webber has staged a number of his hit shows at the Adelphi including Love Never Dies, Evita and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The London production of Chicago premiered at the Adelphi, becoming the venue’s longest ever production during its eight year run.
The first theatre on the site was opened in 1806 as the Sans Pareil and run by John Scott and his daughter Jane. Jane Scott wrote more then fifty stage pieces during her time as theatre manager. There have been two more theatres on this site before the current Theatre opened in 1930, redesigned in the Art Deco style by Ernest Schaufelberg. The current theatre has a spacious foyer and a seating capacity of 1500.
The Adelphi Theatre has had its share of murder and intrigue. The actor William Terriss was stabbed to death in 1897 during the run of ‘Secret Service’ and his ghost is said to haunt the theatre to this day.