THE APOLLO THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1236173

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1972

Statutory Address: 8, ARCHER STREET W1

Statutory Address: THE APOLLO THEATRE, RUPERT STREET W1

Statutory Address: THE APOLLO THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: 8, ARCHER STREET W1

Statutory Address: THE APOLLO THEATRE, RUPERT STREET W1

Statutory Address: THE APOLLO THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE 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 29622 80839

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History

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Details

CITY OF WESTMINSTER SHAFTESBURY AVENUE W1 TQ 2980 NE The Apollo Theatre 71/54 (including No 8 Archer 28-6-72 Street) GV II Theatre,1901 by Lewen Sharp with sculptured work by T. Simpson. Stone faced, plain brick to Rupert Street and Denmark Street. Shaftesbury Avenue front in a Free Renaissance style. 3 main storeys and a tall attic. 3 major bays wide, the outer two as pavilions with shallow canted fronts. Arcaded ground floor foyer and gallery-circle entrances, under glass canopy supported on elaborate ornamental iron brackets. 1st floor central loggia and pedimented flanking windows. Attic storey above main entablature, with enriched oeil de boeuf windows and crowning cornice. The pavilion attics are treated as short circular turrets with shallow domes, rather Art Nouveau in character and are enhanced by figure sculpture of heroic scale. Rich interior (slightly simplified by Schaufelberg in 1932) with foyer and ante-room to Royal Box; the auditorium with elaborate plasterwork in "Louis XIV" style. 3 cantilevered balconies flowing into the serpentine fronts of richly ornamental tiers of boxes flanking the proscenium - single box at stage level, pairs at dress and upper circle levels with modelled terms supporting the gallery "box" above; architraved proscenium with figure relief composition to tympanum over. Richly ornamental shallow domed ceiling on pendentives, etc. Lewen Sharp's only theatre, although he also altered the Camberwell Palace of Varieties in 1908.

Listing NGR: TQ2962280839

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 427104

Legacy System: LBS

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