W. G. R. Sprague
Commemorated on 3 plaques
Globe Theatre The third theatre to bear the title of its Bankside namesake was originally known as the "Hick's Theatre" and was built in 1906 by the eminent theatre designer W G R Sprague. The Globe Theatre continues to delight with a successful mix of serious drama and top comedy
Shaftesbury Ave, London, United Kingdom where they built
Queen's Theatre Built by W. G. R. Sprague, the Queen's Theatre opened in 1908 with a comedy The Sugar Bowl. While the Edwardian interior has largely survived, the theatre suffered bomb damage during the last war, re-opening in 1959 with the present exterior and John Gielgud in The Ages of Man
51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom where they built
The Kings Theatre Designed by prolific theatre architect W. G. R. Sprague and opened on this site in 1902, the Kings was one of the earliest theatres to have cantilevered balconies allowing a clear view of the stage from all 3,000 seats. Many famous actors played here. After use as a BBC television studio in the 1950s, it was demolished in 1963.
Kings House, 174 Hammersmith Road, London, United Kingdom where they was