Although initially founded in 1806, the Adelphi Theatre opened under its current name in 1819, and quickly made a name for itself, hosting stage adaptations of Charles Dickens' and Walter Scott's works. Today, the historic theatre remains a leading venue in London’s West End theater scene, with a long-list of big-name musicals having graced its stage over the years, most notably My Fair Lady, Evita, Chicago, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
The theatre’s current Grade II listed building dates back to the early 20th-century, and features a grand Art Deco style 1,500-seat auditorium, the inspired design of architect Ernest Schaufelberg. Now part-owned by West End stalwart Andrew Lloyd Webber, the theatre has maintained its popularity into the 21st century, hosting modern hits like Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Bodyguard, Made in Dagenham and, most recently, Cyndi Lauper’s Kinky Boots.
The Adelphi Theatre is located on The Strand in London’s West End Theater District.