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The Hunting Of The Snark

The Hunting Of The Snark

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome!

Booking from: Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 26th August 2017
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The Mentor

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The Mentor

Benjamin Robin is a cantankerous old writer, whiskey aficionado and pedant, still basking in the reflected glory of long-ago success. Martin Wegner is a rising young literary star, heralded as “The voice of his generation”. 

Booking from: Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 26th August 2017
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A Woman of No Importance

A Woman of No Importance

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground-breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote. 

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today. On sale now A Woman of No Importance and Lady Windermere’s Fan, coming soon is An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Booking from: Friday, 6th October 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 30th December 2017
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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Classic Spring is a new theatre company, formed by Dominic Dromgoole (former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre) to celebrate the bold and ground breaking work of proscenium playwrights in the architecture for which they wrote. 

Its first offering is an Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville, revolving around his four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre, and still resonate and refresh today. On sale now A Woman of No Importance and Lady Windermere’s Fan, coming soon is An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Booking from: Friday, 12th January 2018
Booking until: Saturday, 7th April 2018
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Wilde Creatures

Wilde Creatures

Tall Stories, the Olivier-nominated producers of THE GRUFFALO, present a sparkling new musical adventure for everyone aged 5-105. Let the WILDE CREATURES take you on a fantastical journey through palaces, forests and beyond in this exciting new adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales. 

Booking from: Friday, 15th December 2017
Booking until: Sunday, 31st December 2017
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Vaudeville Theatre Seating Plan

Vaudeville Theatre

Vaudeville Theatre on the Map

How to get there: (5mins) Head out onto the main road Strand. Cross street where possible and go right 100 metres – it’s just after the Adelphi Theatre.

Address:
404 Strand
London
WC2R 0NH

Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 68, 7A, 91, 139, 176

Nearest Underground: Covent Garden
Nearest Train: Charing Cross

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The original theatre on this site was designed by C J Phipps and opened on 16 April 1870. The theatre was subsequently reconstructed, to designs once again by C J Phipps, and reopened on 13 Janaury 1891. This theatre added the still existing four-storey high frontage in Portland stone. The theatre then closed on 7 November 1925 when the interior was completely reconstructed to designs by Robert Atkins (the auditorium was changed from a horseshoe shape to the current rectangle shape), reopening on 23 February 1926

The Vaudeville Theatre staged mostly revues in it's early days. On 5 August 1954 the musical "Salad Days" opened here having transferred from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre and stayed for 2,329 performances - becoming the longest running production in the history of the Vaudeville Theatre. Other productions here included Arnold Wesker's "Chips With Everything", Willy Russell's play "Shirley Valentine" with Pauline Collins, and more recently the Kander and Ebb musical "70, Girls, 70" with Dora Bryan and Simon Gray's play Hidden Laughter. History repeated itself when a revival of "Salad Days" opened here on 18 April 1996 with a cast that featured the cabaret duo Kit and The Widow. The production this time though only lasted 4 months, closing on 24 August 1996.