London Theatres
There are about 50 commercial theatres in London's West End, with the majority being centered
around the Shaftesbury Avenue area. In the Greater London area outside the West End there
are approximately another 50. In addition many theatres, music halls etc have closed over the
years. If you would like to learn more about any of the theatres illustrated here, or indeed any of
London's theatres, we recommend a visit to, a super website with
theatre histories, memorabilia and some old and new photographs.
London, Empire, Leicester Square
The Empire, Leicester Square - a postcard
mailed in 1906.   
London, Garrick Theatre
The Garrick Theatre on the Charing Cross Road.     
London Coliseum
An undated postcard of the Coliseum.  
Duke of York's Theatre, London
The Duke of York's Theatre, just across the
road from the Coliseum.   
Alhambra, Leicester Square
The Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square.
This building was demolished in 1936.   
Wyndham's Theatre, London
Wyndham's Theatre on the Charing Cross
London, Prince of Wales Theatre
The Prince of Wales Theatre on Coventry
London, St James' Theatre
His Majesty's Theatre, London
His Majesty's Theatre in the Haymarket - an
undated postcard.
Daly's Theatre, Leicester Square
A super postcard of Daly's Theatre in Leicester Square.    
The Palace, Cambridge Circus
An Early 20th Century postcard of the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus.
Chiswick Empire
A view of the old Chiswick Empire.
Chiswick Empire
The old Chiswick Empire in the early 1900s.
Catford Hippodrome
Catford Hippodrome.
Adelphi Theatre, The Strand, London
This 1930s card of the Strand shows the
Adelphi Theatre.
Gaiety Theatre 1910
The Gaiety Theatre, posted in 1910.
London, Vintage Postcard, Aldwych Theatre
The Aldwych Theatre.   
London Opera House, Kingsway
The London Opera House  in Kingsway.
Waldorf Theatre, London
An Edwardian postcard of the Waldorf Theatre - now the Novello.
London, Gaiety Theatre
A good quality image of the Aldwych showing the Gaiety, and the
Waldorf Theatre and Hotel.
Drury Lane Theatre
Broadway Theatre, New Cross
The Broadway Theatre, New Cross.
London Pavilion
The London Pavilion.    
London, Strand Theatre
First opened on 22nd May 1905, the theatre was originally called the
Waldorf Theatre until 1909 when it became known as the Strand.  See
the postcards of the Aldwych and Waldorf above !
Holloway Empire
London, Adelphi Theatre
The Adelphi on the Strand.  
Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, London
The Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus.
Vintage Postcard, Gaiety Theatre, Strand, London
Another view of the Gaiety Theatre and the Strand.
London, Leicester Square, Alhambra
Leicester Square and the Alhambra Theatre.   
London, Opera House
The Opera House, Covent Garden.

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Old Postcard, Grand Theatre, Fulham
The Grand Theatre, Fulham, which was demolished in 1958.
Another postcard of the Gaiety.
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