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London Theatres

31 March 2014

1899 – Theatre of Varieties, Kilburn, London

Architect: Palgrave & Co. “This plate illustrates the design of a proposed new Palace of Varieties, which is about to be commenced, with some slight modification in the elevation, on the site of...

03 February 2014

1898 – Royal Music Hall, Holborn, London

Architect: Ernest Runtz Originally opened as Weston’s Music Hall on 16 November 1857 at 242-245 High Holborn. The theatre was renamed the Royal Music Hall in 1868, and then changed names again in...

01 February 2014

1897 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps & W.H. Romaine-Walker The previous Her Majesty’s Theatre was demolished in 1892, before actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree acquired the site and began to build his new venue. The Her Majesty’s...

27 January 2014

1898 – The Metropolitan Music Hall, Paddington, London

Architect: Frank Matcham “This well-known variety theatre has just been rebuilt. It occupies the site of the previous “Metropolitan,” which was erected in 1862 on the same parcel of land occupied by the...

25 March 2013

1868 – Gaiety Theatre, The Strand, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps Deesigned by the theatre architect C.J. Phipps, who also designed the 1871 Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, this was a sumptuous rebuild of an existing theatre. Intended as a complete evening’s...

16 March 2013

1868 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, 57 Haymarket, London

Architect: Lee Bros & Pain Constructed in 1868 at a cost of £50,000, within the shell of the previous theatre, which had been destroyed by fire, for Lord Dudley. It was designed by...

31 January 2013

1919 – Proposed Theatre, Charing Cross Rd., London

Architect: Frank T. Verity Published in The Building News, December 12 1919: “The drawing reproduced on our doublepage plate to-day was exhibited at the Royal Academy this year. Mr. Frank Verity, F.R.I.B.A., of...

19 February 2012

1899 – Royal Duchess Theatre, Balham, London

Architect: W.G.R. Sprague The Royal Duchess Theatre had a flamboyant Beaux-Arts style exterior was topped by a huge copper dome which was surmounted by a cupola, upon which was a posed a Classical...

27 March 2011

1899 – Terriss Theatre, Rotherhithe, London

Architect: W.G.R. Sprague The interior decorations were in Louis XV style, cream and gold prevailing; there were two tiers only, and an absence of pillars. Became known as the Rotherhithe Hippodrome in 1907,...

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