Wyndham’s Theatre is a West End theatre located on Charing Cross Road. It is one of two venues that was originally opened by Charles Wyndham, the other being the Criterion Theatre. It was designed by the famous theatre architect W.G.R. Sprague in 1898 and opened the following year in the presence of the Prince of Wales. It is now a Grade II listed building.
The theatre has hosted many famous associations and debuts over the years. One of these was with the actor and theatre manager Gerald du Maurier, who helped to debut the stage career of famous screen actress Tallulah Bankhead. His daughter, the famous novelist Daphne du Maurier, would often go to see performances at the theatre, and later presented her own play on its stage. Later, the venue would host the premiere of Graham Greene’s first play, The Living Room. It was also the home to one of the most popular shows of the 1970s, Godspell, starring David Essex, Marti Webb and Jeremy Irons. In more recent times, the international star Madonna made her West End debut at Wyndham’s Theatre in a production of Up For Grabs.
The theatre has always been a commercially successful theatre. It has hosted an array of famous works from Stephen Sondheim, Alan Bennett, Anton Chekov, and Shakespeare. It is even featured as a model in the Universal Studios theme park as part of the London-inspired area.