The Noël Coward Theatre, formerly known as the Albery Theatre, is a West End theatre on St Martin's Lane in the City of Westminster, London. The theatre seats 872 patrons on four levels. The building is now a Grade II-listed structure.
It opened on 12 March 1903 as the New Theatre and was built by Sir Charles Wyndham behind Wyndham's Theatre which was completed in 1899. The building was designed by architect WGR Sprague with an exterior in the classical style and an interior in the Rococo style.
In 1973 it was renamed the Albery Theatre in tribute to Sir Bronson Albery who had presided as its manager for many years. Since September 2005, the theatre has been owned by Delfont-Mackintosh Ltd. It underwent major refurbishment in 2006, and was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre when it re-opened for the London premiere of Avenue Q on 1 June 2006. Noël Coward, one of Britain's greatest playwrights and actors, appeared in his own play, I'll Leave It To You, at the then New Theatre in 1920, the first West End production of one of his plays.
Though traditionally a playhouse, the Noel Coward has been home to several musicals in recent years, including - prior to Mrs Henderson Presents in 2016 - Avenue Q and Million Dollar Quartet.
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