Savoy Theatre - Current Show: Dreamgirls

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Savoy Theatre in London West End

Savoy Theatre, London West End

The Savoy Theatre, which opened on 10 October 1881, was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte (1844 - 1901) on the site of the old Savoy Palace in London as a showcase for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, which became known as the Savoy Operas as a result. Later, the Savoy Hotel was built next to it.

Loved, and eventually listed, the Savoy Theatre's auditorium, ravaged with fire in the early hours of 12th February 1990, has now been triumphantly and dazzlingly recreated under the guidance of the theatre's late chairman, Sir Hugh Wontner, and the distinguished architect, Sir William Whitfield. The auditorium and public areas at the Savoy Theatre have been faithfully restored to the 1929 vision of Tugwell and Ionides.

The Savoy Theatre re-opened on 19th July, 1993 in the presence of HRH The Princess of Wales with a Royal Gala performed by English National Ballet. As a tribute to Gilbert and Sullivan, the overture to Patience was played and the season's programme included Wayne Sleep's specially commissioned ballet Savoy Suite with music by Sullivan arranged by Carl Davis.

In 1997 The Savoy Group entrusted the management of the Savoy Theatre to a group led by Sir Stephen Waley- Cohen. Dreamgirls is currently the main show at the Savoy Theatre