THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL)

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1066641

Date first listed: 14-Jan-1970

Statutory Address: THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL), HAYMARKET SW1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE HAYMARKET THEATRE (THEATRE ROYAL), HAYMARKET SW1

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 29777 80509

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 210132

Legacy System: LBS

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)

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