• LOCATION 40 | Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen

    Savoy Theatre

    Savoy Theatre on London audio tour Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen

    Ah, you're about to walk past the Savoy Theatre.

    Stop for a second by the stage door on your right. There's a circular, green plaque beside it. Just to the left -- have you spotted it?

    It tells you that the Savoy Theatre was the first public building in the world to be entirely lit with electric lights.

    To begin with, crowds were so scared of the new-fangled technology that the theatre manager had to get up on stage and assure them that all would be well and brightly

    Now, continue up Carting Lane.

Theatreland Tour with Ian McKellen