West End of London

The West End theater district is located in central London and is bordered by The beach to the south, Marylebone Road to the north, Park Lane to the west and Regent Street to the east, although The South Bank Complex is considered as an ingredient.

The streets Drury Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue and beach form the core of the district and are referred to in analogy to Broadway as Theatreland. West End theaters are about Her Majesty's Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, Adelphi Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre on the beach, the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden and the Prince Edward Theatre.

In addition to the commercial Theatreland theaters, there are other, predominantly publicly funded theater in London. These include the Royal National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal Court Theatre. The Globe Theatre is a special feature here, as it reflects an accurate reproduction of a classic Shakespearean theater and is completely funded by the Globe Trust, that is, receives no subsidies. The fringe theaters (about " alternative theater " ) are another category of theaters or festivals. They are to be compared with the New York Off-Broadway and Off-Off -Broadway performances.

They will play in the London theaters predominantly musicals, comedies and classic or modern plays. According to the reports published in 1997, Wyndham GBP 1.075 billion of revenue in 1997 was in the West End theaters and there were 41,000 people employed.

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