In 1912 she took over the management of the Royal Victoria Hall and Coffee Tavern at Waterloo, which became known as the Old Vic. In 1931 she achieved the re-opening of the formerly derelict Sadlers Wells Theatre. She ended up running an opera company, which became the English National Opera (ENO); a theatre company, which evolved into the English National Theatre; and a ballet company, which eventually became the English Royal Ballet.
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- Neil Miller, Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the present, Vintage, 1995, page 59.
- Elizabeth Schafer, Lilian Baylis: A Biography, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006