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THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL)

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL)

List entry Number: 1066641

Location

THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL), HAYMARKET SW1

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 210132

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 2980 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HAYMARKET, SW1 71/98 ; 82/6 The Haymarket Theatre 14.1.70 (Theatre Royal) (Including Nos. 18 and 19 Suffolk Street) G.V. I Theatre. Rebuilt 1820-21 by John Nash, contemporary with his Regent Street and Suffolk Street development, and resited to close Charles II Street vista. Stucco, slate roof. Augustan neo-classicism. 2 storeys and lofty sheer attic storey. 7 window bays wide. Giant pedimented portico of 6 Corinthian columns built out over pavement with entrance doorway to each flank with oculus above. The back wall of portico has 5 archivolt and key arched doorways with 5 architraved sash windows to 1st floor. The modillion bracket cornice of portico is returned across the flanks. The tall sheer attic wall above portico is pierced by a row of radial glazed oculi set in panel below frieze which with main cornice and blocking course extends the width of the facade. Rear to Suffolk Street is stuccoed, 4 storeys, 5 windows wide; rusticated ground floor with central rusticated- pilaster, corniced doorway ; 1st floor has arcaded windows (unique theatre feature in that they give directly on to the backstage) with sunk panels beneath sills; cornice below attic storey with elliptical windows between sunk panel pilasters. Auditorium redesigned in elegant 'Louis XVI' style in 1904 by C Stanley Peach. Survey of London; Vol. XX. The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitche

Listing NGR: TQ2977780509

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Mander, , Mitchenson, , The Theatres of London, (1975)
'Survey of London' in Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 , , Vol. 20, (1979)

National Grid Reference: TQ 29777 80509

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