The Adelphi Theatre is a 1500-seat West End theatre, located on the Strand in the City of Westminster. The present building is the fourth on the site. The theatre has specialised in comedy and musical theatre, and today it is areceiving house for a variety of productions, including manymusicals. The theatre was Grade II listed for historical preservation on 1 December 1987.
The Adelphi Theatre on The Strand, London is the fourth building on the site, having originally been founded in 1806 as the Sans Pareil by merchant John Scott and his daughter Jane. Together they gathered a theatrical company that was the host of many plays, musicals and pantomimes. In 1819, the theatre reopened under its present name, where many of Charles Dickens’ stories were adapted for the stage including Nicholas Nickleby. The old theatre was demolished and reopened in 1858 and again, a third theatre was opened in 1901 where it was the host of productions such as The Earl and the Girl in 1904.