Wyndham's Theatre is a West End theatre, one of two opened by the actor/manager Charles Wyndham (the other is the Criterion Theatre). Located on Charing Cross Road in the City of Westminster, it was designed c.1898 by W.G.R. Sprague, the architect of six other London theatres between then and 1916. It was designed to seat 759 patrons on three levels although later refurbishment increased this to four. The theatre was Grade II* listed by English Heritage in September 1960.HistoryWyndham had always dreamed of building a theatre of his own and through the admiration of a patron and the financial confidence of friends, he was able to realise his dream when Wyndham's Theatre opened on 16 November 1899, in the presence of the Prince of Wales. The first play performed there was a revival of T. W. Robertson's David Garrick.In 1910, Gerald du Maurier began an association with the theatre which lasted 15 years and to include the stage debut of the screen actress Tallulah Bankhead. Du Maurier's small daughter, Daphne, often watched her father's performance from the wings. Thirty years later she presented her own play, The Years Between, on the same stage.Put Wyndhams Theatre into our London road trip site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Wyndhams Theatre Reviews
Back in January, I have firmly decided to see David Suchet in the Wyndham Theatre production of one of my favorite plays, Arthur Miller’s “The Price”. I was monitoring the prices weekly and finally bo... more »
Boring, boring, and even more boring. The play was very dull and I only sat through 3 hours of excruciating pain because I was hoping the play would eventually have a meaning. It was pointless. Don’t ... more »
We saw The Catherine Tate show here recently. We sat in The Royal Circle row C. The view was superb. The acoustics were perfect so we heard everything really well. The place holds only 760 people and feels very comfortable. The rows are very steeply banked so even sitting behind Richard Osman wouldn’t be a problem. Overall the ambience was very relaxing. The decorative condition of the theatre was excellent and we would happily go there for any suitable show. I’m sure that Catherine Tate could fill a much larger auditorium so full marks to her for choosing such an intimate space, which enhanced our great enjoyment of the performance.
Beautiful architecture, good sight lines, decent seating. Small venue with good views from back row stalls, we were in L and had good view of whole stage and yet not too far away. Nice to see a real play, The Price, rather than yet another musical.
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