London: The London Coliseum (English National Opera)

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London WC2
Location: St Martin's Lane

Built 1904 as "The London Coliseum" by Frank Matcham for Sir Oswald Stoll. Originally used as a variety thatre. 1931 renamed "Coliseum Theatre". Re-opened with Ralph Benatzky's "Im Weißen Rössl" (which ran for 651 performances). Subsequently used for musical performances. After 1945, mainly used for American musicals (e. g. "Annie Get Your Gun" which ran for 1304 performances). 1968 restorations and alterations by Martin Carr. Re-opened 1968 as "The London Coliseum", home to the "English National Opera" company (which moved there from Sadler's Wells Theatre). 2358 seats.

Links: www.eno.org, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: "The London Coliseum"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons; "London Coliseum" Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: "The London Coliseum, Auditorium"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons; "London Coliseum" Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Wood...dogford (Essex) to Goodmayes (Essex), 1907 [postmark partly illegible]

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: "The London Coliseum, Royal Box"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons; "London Coliseum" Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: to Somserset, 1905 [postmark partly illegible]

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: "The London Coliseum - One of the Tea Rooms"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons; "London Coliseum" Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from London to Farham, 1909

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: "'Port Arthur'", above on curtain: "Coliseum"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons; "London Coliseum" Series
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Willesden to North Kensington/London, 1916

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: London Coliseum - Below the Revolving Stage"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Front Text: London Coliseum - Main Switchboard & Revolving Stage Control", on plate below left: "[R]evolving Stages by Ransomes & Rapier Ltd., [...]ofield Bowles, Ipswich, England"
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[London: London Coliseum (English National Opera)] Reverse Text: "The interior of the London Coliseum, London's largest theatre (2358 seats), built in 1904 for Sir Oswald Stoll by Frank Matcham. It has been the home of English National Opera since 1968."
Publisher: English National Opera; 1985
Size: Modern
Not sent.

For another picture of this theatre, see London: "The Theatres of London".

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