Theatres

Theatres

During the 20th century, London theatres encountered stiff competition from the rise of cinema and, later, television. By the 1930s, London had 142,000 theatre seats as opposed to 344,000 cinema seats. By the end of the century, the number of theatre seats had declined to 60,000. Nevertheless London remained the theatre capital of Britain, with over two-fifths of all those employed in this field working in London, and attendances of over 10 million people annually.

London's significant 20th-century London theatres included many internationally recognised names.

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