The third oldest theatre in London the Haymarket opened in July 1821 but dates back to 1720 (as the Little Theatre or Haymarket). The theatre is known as both the Haymarket and The Theatre Royal. It has an incredible history as one would expect across almost 300 years of performances and an engaging list of managers, directors, actors and characters who have played their roles across the centuries. Substantially refurbished in 1994 at a cost of £1.3 million it has a capacity of 888 across 4 levels, though it possibly looks larger from the outside. Its close to Piccadilly Circus tube station and also walking distance from Embankment tube and Charing Cross, tube and mainline.