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Duke of York Theatre (Established 1892)



  • Existence: Established 1892
  • Usage: 1892 - 1894
  • Usage: 1894 - 1895


The Duke of York's Theatre is a variety theatre in St Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminster, London. It was established in 1892 as the Trafalgar Square Theatre and renamed The Trafalgar Theatre two years later, followed by Duke of York in 1895.

The theatre was Grade II listed in September 1960. In the late 1970s the freehold of the theatre was bought by Capital Radio and in 1992 by The Ambassador Theatre Group, which turned it into their headquarters.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Cyril Critchlow Collection

Reference code: NFA0089
Scope and Contents The Cyril Critchlow collection contains programmes, posters, handbills, books and magic journals, many of which relate to shows in Blackpool where Cyril resided and includes material on entertainment venues such as Blackpool’s North Pier, Central Pier, South Pier, Tower Circus and a small collection of programmes from other national venues. Additionally, it contains circus photographs and postcards mainly of the Ohmy Circus and Sanger Circus including individual circus troupes and performers...
Dates: c1837 - 2008

Duke of York's Programme, 1985

Reference code: 178K27.103
Scope and Contents

London. Stepping Out by Richard Harris, Amanda Barrie, Lynda Baron, Shelia Ballantine and others. Contains illustrations and photographs of the acts, 32p.p.

Dates: 1985

Programmes for Circus, Magic and Variety Shows, c1890 - 1999

Reference code: 178K27
Scope and Contents

Circus, magic and variety show programmes including the Great Ohmy Circus, John Sanger Circus, Bertram Mills Circus and variety shows at various locations in Blackpool, London, Manchester and other theatres in England. Some of the variety performers showcased are Morecambe and Wise, Hetty King, Mae West, Bob Hope, Shirley Bassey, Larry Lamb and Cliff Richards.

Dates: c1890 - 1999