Lilian Baylis born 1874 - A niece of Emma Cons, Lilian flourished as a theatrical producer who revived the Old Vic Theatre and Sadlers Wells Theatre, as well as founding the forerunners of English National Opera, the National Theatre and The Royal Ballet. Artist: Silvie Jacobi
The Adelphi This building stands on the site of Adelphi Terrace built by the brothers Adam in 1768 - 1774. Among the occupants of the Terrace were Topham and Lady Diana Beauclerk, David Garrick, Richard Doyly Carte, Thomas Hardy & George Bernard Shaw, The London School of Economics and Political Science and the Savage Club also had their premises here. LCC 1951
Jude Kelly born 1954 is a theatre director and producer with over 100 productions to her name, many of them award winning. She founded the West Yorkshire Playhouse (1990) and Metal (2002), and was appointed Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in 2005. Artist: Silvie Jacobi
Home of English National Opera since 1968, The London Coliseum, opened in 1904, was originally conceived as a variety theatre, Sir Oswald Stoll wanted a revolving dome to top his sumptuous theatre, but this being deemed illegal, he settled instead for the flashing electric lights familiar today.
Theatreland - Heart of the Performing Arts in London
A joint venture by the City of Westminster and the Society of West End Theatre