The Birth of Modern Theatreland: Covent Garden and the Two Theatres Royal

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London is home to two of the oldest working theatres in the world both founded by Charles II’s patents. They shaped a whole quarter of London, and continue to do so today. In a second lecture on ‘Buildings in the West End of London’, 

Professor Thurley looks at the significance and impact of these great institutions on the development of London.

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Professor Simon Thurley, Visiting Gresham Professor of the Built Environment since 2009.

Professor Simon Thurley CBE

Visiting Professor of the Built Environment

Professor Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular broadcaster and was, for thirteen years and Visiting Gresham Professor of the Built Environment.

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