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Drury Lane

[droo r-ee] /ˈdrʊər i/
noun
1.
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.
2.
a famous theater (founded 1661) on Drury Lane in London, England.
3.
the theatrical district located on or near this street.
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Examples from the Web for Drury Lane
Historical Examples
  • An appointment was made in the greenroom of Drury Lane Theatre.

  • He would not go back to Drury Lane, however; as to that he was fully determined.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook
  • She wanted to act in London, at a theatre called Drury Lane.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Even the poor pantomimist of Drury Lane felt himself his superior.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • The gallery are as quiet as the dress circle at dear Drury Lane.

  • The existence of a theatre in Drury Lane is as old as the time of Shakspeare.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • This may be called the parent of Drury Lane theatre as it now stands.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • All these writers had to do with Drury Lane Theatre, some of them almost exclusively.

    The Town Leigh Hunt
  • Parsons was at Drury Lane practically from 1762 to 1795 and Dodd from 1766 to 1796.

  • We heard you were at Drury Lane, and I have come to ask you to join us.

British Dictionary definitions for Drury Lane

Drury Lane

/ˈdrʊərɪ/
noun
1.
a street in the West End of London, formerly famous for its theatres
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