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Savoy Theatre

The Savoy Theatre opened on 10 October 1881. It is West End theatre located in the Strand in the City of Westminster, London, England.

Savoy Theatre

The theatre was the first theatre, and the first public building in the world, to be lit entirely by electricity.

The Savoy Theatre was built by Richard D'Oyly Carte on the site of the old Savoy Palace as a showcase for the popular series of comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan. In 1889, Richard D'Oyly Carte built the Savoy Hotel next to the theatre.

www.savoy-theatre.co.uk

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10 October - Old Michaelmas Day

- After the calendar reform of 1752, some activities traditionally associated with Michaelmas Day (29 September) moved forward eleven days to 10 October, which is sometimes called 'Old Michaelmas Day'.

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