- a street in London, England, formerly notable for its theaters, named after the house Sir William Drury built there in the reign of Henry VIII.
- a famous theater (founded 1661) on Drury Lane in London, England.
- the theatrical district located on or near this street.
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Examples from the Web for drury lane
And pray what character did this gentleman enact at Drury-lane Theatre?Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.
Yet Busiris was not brought upon Drury-lane stage till 1719.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
The affront was given, it seems, behind the scenes of Drury-lane.
Contrast her, for instance, with the theatre child out of Drury-lane.
But Drury-Lane was not so favourable to him; for there alas!A Letter from Mr. Cibber to Mr. Pope
- a street in the West End of London, formerly famous for its theatres
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