THE QUEEN'S THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1236175
Date first listed:
28-Jun-1972
Statutory Address:
THE QUEEN'S THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE W1
Statutory Address:
THE QUEEN'S THEATRE, WARDOUR STREET W1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE QUEEN'S THEATRE, SHAFTESBURY AVENUE W1
Statutory Address:
THE QUEEN'S THEATRE, WARDOUR 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 29661 80884

Details

CITY OF WESTMINSTER SHAFTESBURY AVENUE Wl TQ 2980 NE The Queen's Theatre 71/29 28-6-72 GV II Theatre. 1907 by W. G. R. Sprague, the facade and front of house rebuilt 1958-59 after partial destruction by wartime bombing, by Westwood Sons and Partners in collaboration with H. Casson. Steel and glass rebuild with brick and stone sides and rear to surviving auditorium and stage parts. Rectilinear curtain wall curving round corner on 4 storeys with canopy over ground floor. Sprague's front of house block was designed as a pair to the Globe in a symmetrical composition; his auditorium survives in a modified form with 2 tiers of cantilevered balconies and domed ceiling, with much of the original Italian Renaissance style plasterwork intact forward of the balcony fronts; some surviving wooden machinery below stage. Survey of London; vol XXXI The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson

Listing NGR: TQ2966180884

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
427107
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Mander, , Mitchenson, , The Theatres of London, (1975)
'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: 19 Jan 2005
Reference: IOE01/13768/28
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