12 Miles West

All about Theatres

  • The Globe Theatre

    While the heart of The United States theatre is in New York, there is a huge number of theatres in Los Angeles.

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  • The Theatre in London

    London’s theatre land is one of the most popular attractions of the capital city. The unique architecture and history associated with many of the theatres, plus the quality of the shows that are performed, means that hundreds of shows are performed every week throughout the year.

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  • The beginnings of the Theatre

    The theatre over the centuries has used live performers to act out scenes in front of real audiences. The performers have done this by song, gesture, dance and song to relate the story to those watching.

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  • The theatre on Broadway

    The first theatre to appear on Broadway was in 1750 when a company was established at The Theatre on Nassau Street by Walter Murray and Tomas Keane.

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The outdoor theatres

Outdoor theatres have existed for many years. The original Globe Theatre in Shoreditch in London was open roofed and the cast would brave the elements in order to complete their performances. It is of […]

Employment in the theatre industry

There are many people who are employed in the theater industry. Clearly, there are many obvious jobs such as the actors and the actresses. But there are plenty of other posts that need to be filled to […]

Theatre in Los Angeles

While the heart of The United States theatre is in New York, there is a huge number of theatres in Los Angeles. As well as having their own Broadway, there are numerous other theatres in Santa Monaca […]

The Famous Opera Houses

An Opera House is a theatre that has been built for the productions of Operas. Not every theatre can be used for operas as the size of operatic productions can be huge. The numbers in the cast can be […]

The Hit Shows in the West End

There have been different eras in the West End when one type of show becomes more popular than others. Between the wars the depression had a big impact on audience figures as people simply did not hav […]

The Stars of the West End Theatre

The West End has seen many star performers grace the stages of the numerous theatres that produce performances throughout the year. There seems to be a healthy balance of those making their names on t […]

The Great Writers of West End Shows

In the West End on any one day of the year there are a huger variety of shows being performed. Some of these shows may have been writers for whom it will be the only time that a piece of their work wi […]

The theatre on Broadway – part 1

Broadway is to New York what the West End is to London. The area is situated in Manhattan in New York City and is home to the city’s theatre of industry. Broadway actually consists of a road that runs […]

The Theatre in London’s West End – part 2

The arrival of the King Charles II in 1660 had seen the initial growth in Theatres. He issued patents to two theatres to be able to produce serious drama.  The Royal Opera House and the Royal Theater […]

The Theatre in London – part 1

London’s theatre land is one of the most popular attractions of the capital city. The unique architecture and history associated with many of the theatres, plus the quality of the shows that are perfo […]

The beginnings of the Theatre

The theatre over the centuries has used live performers to act out scenes in front of real audiences. The performers have done this by song, gesture, dance and song to relate the story to those watchi […]