DOMINION THEATRE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1379033
Date first listed:
10-Oct-1988
Statutory Address:
DOMINION THEATRE, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
DOMINION THEATRE, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Camden (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 29872 81442

Details

CAMDEN

TQ2981SE TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD 798-1/104/1643 (East side) 10/10/88 Dominion Theatre

GV II

Theatre. 1928-29. Designed by W and TR Milburn. Steel-framed construction with Portland stone facade. EXTERIOR: narrow facade of 3 main bays; recessed entrance doors to full width of facade. Wooden doors, glazed in panels to full height, enriched with carved moulding, beneath projecting canopy facade above with pilaster strips to corners and projecting centre of 3 bays. Bases of pilaster strips with sculptured plaques with masks. Facade above concave in shape, with 3 square headed apertures filled with decorative wrought-iron work. Simple cornice band above, slightly raised to centre. INTERIOR: grand 2-storey entrance foyer with flights of stairs to left and right linking to central balcony; stripped Classical detailing and original pendant lights. Circle lounge and lower circle lounge with similar detailing. Auditorium with two galleries (one disused) also with Roman Classical detailing to walls and ceiling having 2 tiers of galleries and round cornered boxes (upper pair never seated) to left and right of proscenium. Original light fittings. HISTORICAL NOTE: The Dominion Theatre is a grand composition which embodies a transitional phase in the history of theatre design, incorporating the broad plan and decorative detailing more usually associated with cinemas of the period though always intended primarily for theatrical use. (Architects' Journal: 2 October 1929; Architect & Building News: 4 October 1929).





Listing NGR: TQ2987281442

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
478398
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'The Architect and Building News' in 4th October, (1929)
'Architects Journal' in 2nd October, (1929)

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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