The street is recognised as the centre of the british goverment thanks to the many departmental and ministerial buildings located either side, including number 10, the prime ministers official residence, which is on downing street. Whitehall is a road in the city of westminster, central london, which forms the first part of the a3212 road from trafalgar square to chelsea. The theatre was designed in the art deco style and offers an intimate theatre experience, whether youre planning a special family day out or a day or evening at the theatre for two. It is the main street running north from parliament square, towards traditional charing cross, now at the southern end of trafalgar square and marked by the statue of charles i, which is often regarded as the heart of london the name whitehall is often used for governmental administration and as a geographic name for the district around it. The show is a sequel to the seventh harry potter book, and the first official harry potter story to be. There is a cafe on the stalls level and a bars on the balcony level, which are open half an hour prior to the performance and at the interval.
I n the late 80s the theatre was refurbished, and it reopened on march the 5th 1986 with j. View all attractions near whitehall theatre on tripadvisor. Steel and reinforced concrete clad in brick and with portland stone facades to front and rear. Whats on whitehall theatre leisure and culture dundee. Whitehall was the site of a grand palace which was in. London walking tour whitehall historic neighborhood. The whitehall theatre is a flexible 500 or 710 seat venue. A guide to the wyndhams theatre in londons west end.
All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Then theres the debut of madonna in the sellout production of up for grabs in 2002. Right the derelict circle of the whitehall theatre after the theatre of war period in 1986 courtesy jason mullen. Whitehall theatre dundee official website home page. The whitehall theatre is a flexible 500 or 710 seated venue. The whitehall tavern was built on the site of the 17thcentury ye old ship tavern, and opened in 1930. Book tickets here for shows at the whitehall theatre in dundee. Comedy les patterson whitehall theatre, london the. Click on the map to visit each area map of government and tourist attractions. Reluctant heroes, the first of the whitehall farces, is advertised on the theatre in the background of this early fifties shot of trafalgar square. Originally published by london county council, london, 1930. Margarets and were thereby found to bring their bodies by the courtgate of whitehall. Formerly the whitehall theatre until 2004, is a west end theatre in whitehall, near trafalgar square, in the. Quite simply, there is so much more to discover about this fascinating area.
Whitehall westminster london nearby hotels, shops and. Whitehall center theater in brentwood, pa cinema treasures. Trafalgar studios former whitehall theatre, whitehall, london. Whats left of the whitehall is the banqueting house, the ball room with amazing pictures by rubens, it is incredibly beautiful. Through the crack in his bedroom curtains he can see no signs of life at all other than a light in the house opposite where a woman in. Whitehall is one of the most important streets in the world. Call the box office as soon as possible, providing as much information as possible e. S ince they started out around the same time that art premiered in 1996 and the league of gentlemen won the perrier award at. Joolz guides rather splendid london tours is a series of videos where you can discover where charles dickens and william shakespeare drank tankards of ale, and where william wallace was executed.
Trafalgar studios is londons most exciting new venue. Through the crack in his bedroom curtains he can see no signs of life at all other than a light in the house opposite where a woman in an oversized bowie tshirt stands, looking back at him. According to tripadvisor travelers, these are the best ways to experience whitehall. Londons music scene was transformed during the early 1960s by an explosion of selfdescribed rhythmandblues bands that started out in suburban pubs and basements where students, former students, and couldhavebeen students constituted both the audience and the performers. It is a unique development with two intimate, flexible and dynamic performance spaces studio 1 and studio 2. London theatre historical timeline london theatres. No time for comedy, starring james stewart and rosalind russell. Whitehall is a road in westminster in london, england. About the greatest play in the history of the world. The view from whitehall david cannadines new history of 19thcentury britain focuses on high politics to the exclusion of nearly everything else. The uk monsters of rock show will transport you back to the 80s heyday of classic rock, combining the feel of a rock festival with the atmosphere of a top end rock arena tour. S ince they started out around the same time that art premiered in 1996 and the league of gentlemen won the perrier award at edinburgh the following year, it was perhaps. The trafalgar studios during the run of bent in october 2006.
Tq3080sw whitehall, sw1 west side 19008310153 whitehall theatre gv ii theatre. Following on from their earlier londons successes at the theatre royal drury lane, the rodgers and hammerstein musical the sound of music had its london premiere at the palace theatre. A history of 19thcentury britain without the people the. I seem to remember the museum lasted around a year 8485 planning irregularities were the problem, although at the end of the day it may have been that mr raymonds other more colourful interests did not sit well with westminster council. One of the highest profile plays to ever open in the west end, harry potter and the cursed child sold 175,000 tickets within 8 hours of going on sale. Whitehall guide whitehall, westminster, london sw1a. The theatre plays host to professional touring productions and. The foyer, foyer bar and box office are on street level. Whitehall is named after the main road that runs from charing cross station by trafalgar square down to parliament square by the palace of westminster. If you only have time for one walking tour during your visit to london, this is the one we would recommend. The star theatre is a small, affordable movie theatre in the heart of whitehall mt. The british listed buildings website says of the building that, with only 650 seats the whitehall theatre was a novel departure for west end theatres, intended.
Joolz guides london history walks travel films youtube. Deefiant a 10 year anniversary celebration tickets the. The trafalgar studios, whitehall, london, sw1 arthur lloyd. This too enabled me to relax and listen to the excellent audio tour without distraction.
A man wakes in the middle of the night to discover that the world has stopped. Book official tickets for trafalgar studios london. Whitehall is a monument to british constitutional history, a curious, unsatisfactory muddle of royalty, fleeting republicanism, imperialism and bureaucratic compromise. Half way down whitehall, in the centre of the road, is the. Trafalgar studios is london s most exciting new venue. In short order many of these bands were making records and replacing the jazz bands in jazz clubs in the middle of town. Photos of the art moderne house appeared in boxoffice magazine, february 27, 1943. Lord brian rix was a highly successful actor manager who produced a long running succession of british farces at the whitehall theatre and eventually the garrick theatre in london and on bbc tv. The nearest station to whitehall is charing cross railway station which is about 3 minutes to the north east.
The banqueting house, whitehall palace smarthistory. The former opened in 2004 with the rscs othello, whilst the latter opened in 2005 with cyprus. Follow trafalgar square around onto whitehall and the theatres on your right. Below we present a selection of upcoming events, local attractions and great places to eat and shop. Farces were a particularly integral part of londons theatre scene between the wars. But while all this is correct, it is a narrow view of whitehall which only takes into account the districts history over the last few centuries. Pyjama tops playbill whitehall theatre london at amazons. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page.
The banqueting house, whitehall palace wooldridge, indians of virginia c. The whitehall theatre was designed by architect victor a. Above a 1970s seating plan for the whitehall theatre. Buy tickets for the greatest play in the history of the world. Here is a list of our most frequently asked questions we hope you find them useful. Trafalgar studios, formerly the whitehall theatre until 2004, is a west end theatre in whitehall, near trafalgar square, in the city of westminster, london. When it was on display at the whitehall theatre of war it did look very much like a shell, as did the spit. Book your tickets now or call dundee city box office on 082 434940.
The whitehall theatre is a flexible 500 or 710 seat venue which hosts professional touring productions and amateur theatre groups. Deefiant a 10 year anniversary celebration tickets. The whitehall theatre is situated in cultural quarter of dundee, close to dundee university campus. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. It was converted into a television and radio studio in the 1990s, before later returning to theatrical use. It is the heart of the government of the united kingdom, the centre of the british commonwealth of nations. Whitehall theatre dundee frequently asked questions. The wyndhams theatre, which opened for business in 1899, has a long and illustrious history with many landmark productions including premieres of classic drama and blockbuster musicals. Welcome to our guide for the area around whitehall in city of westminster. It is the main thoroughfare running south from trafalgar square towards parliament square.
If character comedy is the new vogue in standup, then its eager exponents should take a night off from their edinburgh rehearsals, whip out an exercise book and get down to whitehall for a barry. Built in 1930 with interiors in the art deco style, the theatre regularly staged comedies and revues. The name is taken from the enormous royal palace of whitehall that used to occupy the area. Trafalgar studios london cinderella, a taste of honey. Inigo jones was the foremost architect and theatre designer. Following their phenomenally successful recent tour, which included dates at londons royal albert hall and arenas around the uk, the drifters are back on tour with a brandnew show performing all. Whitehall simple english wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Split into two, the venue includes trafalgar studios 1 and 2, both with differing seating capacities. Formerly the whitehall theatre, trafalgar studios is the contemporary venue that opened in 2004 and is best known for hosting plays with star casts.1215 1343 113 266 1491 1538 1146 642 705 159 1597 1295 888 1339 1281 281 1271 978 398 404 964 70 351 1567 121 933 1399 155 224 789 1190 240 945 362