Baddeley Cake

Where: London at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
When: 6th January (Twelfth Night)
Time: After the evening performance (times vary)


This event is reported so frequently in literature and websites that I’ve included it here even though members of the public cannot attend. Robert Baddeley left a bequest in 1794 for a cake and wine to be provided each Twelfth Night for the impoverished actors of Drury Lane – and it still happens every year for the cast and crew after the evening’s performance.

Helpful Hints

This is a well-known custom but it’s not for the general public – it’s listed here so that you WON’T try to turn up and be disappointed!

Phot by J Donohoe.