Her Majesty’s Theatre to be renamed to ‘His Majesty’s Theatre’ following Queen Elizabeth II's passing

The theatre name change will take place after the coronation.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Her Majesty’s Theatre will be renamed to His Majesty’s Theatre. The name change is expected to take place at an appropriate time after King Charles III coronation. A date for the name change will be announced in due course.

The theatre name change is in line with other changes following the Queen’s passing, including the new representation on stamps, money, and postboxes.

Her Majesty’s Theatre opened in 1705 as the Queen’s Theatre to honour Queen Anne, and then became the King's Theatre in 1714 after King George I.

The theatre changes to ‘His’ or ‘Her Majesty’s’ to reflect the current monarch, and last changed name from His to Her Majesty's Theatre in 1952.

Her Majesty’s Theatre is currently home to The Phantom of the Opera. Her Majesty's Theatre is currently owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Theatres Group.

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