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Theatre Royal Opens at Covent Garden in London, England (1732)

The original Covent Garden playhouse, called the Theatre Royal, was built in 1732 and hosted performances of plays, pantomimes, and opera. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, the theater that stands today is the third built on the site. The Royal Ballet began performing there in 1946. The Royal Opera House reopened in 1999 after an 18-month renovation. It seats 2,268 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies. What actor financed the construction of the original theater in 1732? More...
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Theatre Royal Opens at Covent Garden in London, England (1732)
The original Covent Garden playhouse, called the Theatre Royal, was built in 1732 and hosted performances of plays, pantomimes, and opera. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, the theater that stands today is the third built on the site. The Royal Ballet began performing there in 1946. The Royal Opera House reopened in 1999 after an 18-month renovation. It seats 2,268 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies.
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Theatre Royal Opens at Covent Garden in London, England (1732)
The original Covent Garden playhouse, called the Theatre Royal, was built in 1732 and hosted performances of plays, pantomimes, and opera. Twice destroyed by fire and rebuilt, the theater that stands today is the third built on the site. The Royal Ballet began performing there in 1946. The Royal Opera House reopened in 1999 after an 18-month renovation. It seats 2,268 people and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies.
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The First Theatre Royal of Drury Lane is actually the oldest theatre site in London, but its current incarnation was built in 1812. Following their victory in the English Civil War, in 1651, Oliver Cromwell’s puritanical government banned theatrical performances on grounds of frivolity, something King Charles II lost no time rectifying in 1660 when he was restored to the throne. Subsequently, in 1663 he issued letters patent for the construction of a new theatre in Covent Garden: the First Theatre Royal. Curiously, this patent made it one of only two theatres in all of London allowed to perform spoken drama, though this was mostly ignored by the other London theatres. As was the case with many theatres, vulnerable to fire, the Theatre Royal was destroyed and rebuilt three times.
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