UK – London – Vaudeville Theatre

Dates: 1870 – present

Official website: https://www.nimaxtheatres.com/vaudeville-theatre/

Past Productions

  • Magic Goes Wrong (14 December 2019 – 31 May 2020)
  • Groan Ups (20 September – 1 December 2019)
  • Emilia (8 March – 15 June 2019)
  • True West (23 November 2018 – 23 February 2019) starring Kit Harington & Johnny Flynn
  • Closed for refurbishment (27 July 2017 – 1 October 2017)
  • Stepping Out (1 March 2017 – 17 June 2017)
  • Dead Funny (24 October 2016 – 4 February 2017)
  • Hobson’s Choice (June 2016 – 10 September 2016)
  • Women on the Verge of HRT (Previews from 19 February 1997 – ?) by Marie Jones
  • Fascinating Aida (22 January 1997 – 15 February 1997)
  • The Witches (from 9 December 1996 – 4 January 1997) adapted and directed by David Wood
  • Kindertransport (previews from 4 September 1996 – 30 November 1996) starring Diana Quick & Jean Boht
  • Salad Days (Previews 17 April 1996, opened 18 April 1996 – 24 August 1996) directed by Ned Sherrin
  • Re-Joyce (transferred from Fortune Theatre, previews 15 April 1991, opened 16 April, closed 8 June 1991)
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (9 December 1980 – 7 March 1981)
  • Closed for refurbishment (30 May 1970 – 22 June 1970)
  • The Man Most Likely To… (1968/7 – ran for 2 years)
  • Follow That Girl (17 March 1960 – ?) By Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds
  • Salad Days (5 August 1954 – 27 February 1960) Ran for 2290 performances. Production from the Bristol Old Vic. By Julian Slade & Dorothy Reynolds
  • For Love Or Money (16 April 1870 – ?) Opening performance of theatre

See also Past Productions listing on the Vaudeville Theatre website

1970s Plan

The Vaudeville was one of five theatres that were almost demolished due to a plan to redevelop the Covent Garden area by the Greater London Council (GLC), in 1971. The GLC planned to build new theatres to replace them. However, the plan was abandoned in 1973 after a campaign by the Covent Garden Community Association. 
Guardian article about the plan which contains fascinating insights into the financial workings of West End theatre in the 1970s. 

Links to information about equipment at Vaudeville Theatre over the years

  • Grand Master Board (Strand)
  • Location


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