History of Wyndham’s Theatre:
Wyndham’s Theatre opened on 16 November 1899. Its first performance was a revival of David Garrick and the Prince of Wales (future King Edward VII) was present in the audience. The du Maurier family had a close association with the theatre, with Gerald conducting a 15-year association from 1910 and his daughter Daphne presenting her play The Years Between on the stage in 1940.
One of the biggest successes at the theatre was The Boy Friend, a musical pastiche that had moved from the Players’ Theatre. The show ran for 2,078 performances and transferred to Broadway. 1972 would see another musical success with Godspell (which ran for 2 years).
Many esteemed actors and celebrities graced the Wyndham’s stage throughout the 1990’s, including Maggie Smith (in the British premiere of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women), Dame Diana Rigg (Medea), Albert Finney (Art) and Madonna (Up For Grabs).
After Delfont-Mackintosh took over the theatre in 2005, the venue went from strength to strength, with successful transfers of Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory), The History Boys (National Theatre), and a 12-month season from the Donmar Warehouse (presenting 4 plays directed by Michael Grandage).
Wyndham’s continues to host cutting edge plays and musicals.
Wyndham’s Theatre Seating Plan: