LYCEUM THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1066119
Date first listed:
15-Jan-1973
Statutory Address:
LYCEUM THEATRE, EXETER STREET WC2
Statutory Address:
LYCEUM THEATRE, WELLINGTON STREET WC2

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Location

Statutory Address:
LYCEUM THEATRE, EXETER STREET WC2
Statutory Address:
LYCEUM THEATRE, WELLINGTON STREET WC2

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 30555 80851

Details

In the entry for:- TQ 3080 NE WELLINGTON STREET, WC2 73/30 Lyceum Theatre (formerly listed as Nos 17 to 21 (odd) Lyceum Theatre). 20.8.60 The grade shall be upgraded to Grade II* (Star).

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TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WELLINGTON STREET, WC2 73/30 Lyceum Theatre (formerly 20.8.60 listed as Nos 17 to 21. (odd) Lyceum Theatre) G.V. II Theatre now dance hall. 1831-34 by Samuel Beazley, interior rebuilt with auditorium of 1904 by Bertie Crewe. Painted stone front with painted brick side and rear. Graeco-Roman porticoed main front by Beazley, the principal theatre architect of his day. 2 storeys and attic. 3 major bays wide with portico extended to right with a wing whose frontage is angled to street line. Giant hexastyle Corinthian columned portico with coupled outer columns extending over pavement with pediment. Tall attic above the dentilled and modillioned main entablature; triple arched group of doorways. The wing is of 2 storeys only with arcaded treatment and bracketed cornice. Interior despite adaptation and alteration for present ballroom use retains substantial part of Crewe's 1904 work: grand entrance foyer and staircase lead to spectacular auditorium, now with flat floor, but with most of its original lavish Rococo style ornament intact; 3 balconies; immense cartouche above proscenium arch which is flanked by 2 tiers of paired, elaborately framed, boxes, the upper tier with Corinthian columns and fantastical arches; square deeply coved ceiling with original paintings etc. One of the oldest theatres in London and a major Crewe auditorium. The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson

Listing NGR: TQ3055580851

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
207546
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Mander, , Mitchenson, , The Theatres of London, (1975)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 10 Oct 2003
Reference: IOE01/10830/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Anthony Rau. Source Historic England Archive
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