THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1210130
Date first listed:
28-Jun-1972
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE, ARGYLL STREET W1
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET W1

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE, ARGYLL STREET W1
Statutory Address:
THE LONDON PALLADIUM THEATRE, GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET W1

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 29152 81154

Details

TQ 2981 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ARGYLL STREET, W1 57/41 28.6.72 The London Palladium Theatre

- II*

Theatre. 1910 by Frank Matcham, replacing Hengler's Cirque. Stucco, slate roof. 2 storeys and attic. 7-bay front in form of octastyle pedimented temple facade, the centre 2 columns omitted for main theatre entrance approached by flight of steps with double pairs of panelled and glazed doors sheltered by cantilevered glazed canopy; the 3 centre bays above treated as open arcaded loggia. Outer bays have round arched doorways with foliage enriched keystones and spandrel panels to 1st floor with similarly arched windows, mask keystones and panelled aprons below boldly bracketed sills. The giant Corinthian columns are fluted, on tall pedestals, full entablature and overall pediment (with 3 oculi) surmounted by sculptured figure groups. Interior unaltered and one of Matcham's finest - foyer and circle bar in French rococo taste; richly decorated auditorium with classical and rococo details; 2 tiers of cantilevered balconies run into 2 giant niches on flanks, that nearest stage with 3 tiers of boxes and single pedimented and bowed balcony stage boxes; architrave mouldings flanking proscenium which has a segmented arched frieze and bold cornice on paired brackets broken to centre by segmented pediment, on massive consoles, containing cartouche and mask; ceiling has bracketed cornice and is segmental vaulted with heavily enriched frame to lantern etc.

Survey of London; Vol. XXXI.

Listing NGR: TQ2915281154

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
208546
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Survey of London' in The Parish of Westminster Part 2 North of Piccadilly: Volumes 31 and 32 , , Vol. 31, (1963)

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: 02 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/04864/26
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