This magnificent theatre, opened in 1891, was designed by Thomas Edward Collcutt. It was originally built for opera and opened as the Royal English Opera House with a lavish production of Arthur Sullivan’s Ivanhoe. It was then converted into a Musical Hall and renamed the Palace Theatre Of Varieties.
The theatre is now known for its musicals, the first long running production 1925 the musical comedy No, No, Nanette. Since then The Palace has been home to The Sound Of Music (2,385 performances), Jesus Christ Superstar (1972 until 1980) and Les Misérables which played there for nineteen years before moving to the Queen’s Theatre.
The Palace Theatre is currently home to the world-wide phenomenon Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. The play opened in 2016 and holds the record for most Olivier Awards for a single production.