Hippodrome, 52-58, Middle Street - Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)

Originally an ice rink by Kerslake dating from 1896. Converted to Hippodrome in 1901 and again to variety theatre in 1902, both to designs of Frank Matcham. Vacant and in very bad condition. Some repairs have taken place but the condition is deteriorating and the ornate plasterwork to the auditorium is particularly at risk. Consent granted in November 2013 for conversion to a multi-screen cinema was not implemented. A new private owner has recently acquired the building and Historic England is in early pre-application discussions about potential uses.

Hippodrome, 52-58, Middle Street - Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    MECCA BINGO
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1381793
    Local Planning Authority:
    Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
    Site Type:
    Recreational > Music speech and dance venue

Location

    Building Name:
    Hippodrome
    Street Name:
    Middle Street
    Unitary Authority:
    Brighton and Hove, City of (UA)
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Brighton, Pavilion
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Vacant/not in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Commercial company
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA