Drury Lane Theatre, London

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of the classical facade of Drury Lane Theatre, London, with a coach and small crowd outside. This was the third theatre on this site, built in 1794, burnt down in 1809.  Its owner, the playwright Sheridan, watched the fire from a coffee house with a bottle of port: ‘It is hard if a man cannot drink a glass of wine at his own fireside’!