London: Collins' Music Hall

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London N1
Location: 10-11 Islington Green

Built 1862 as "Landsdown Arms Music Hall" at the rear of the pub, "Landsdown Arms". Later renamed "Sam Collins' Music Hall". 1885 entrance and hall rebuilding by Edward Clarke. 1897 new auditorium by E. A. E. Woodrow; renamed "Collins' Theatre of Varieties". 1908 repair works after a fire, auditorium alterations (six circle boxes removed). In 1908 and during World War I also known as "Islington Hippodrome". 1911 renovations works by Lovegrove and Papworth. 1931 installation of new heating and ventilation. Destroyed by a fire in 1958. Subsequently restoration of the fašade, rebuilding for use as a bookshop.

Links: Theatres Trust, www.arthurlloyd.co.uk

London: Collins' Music Hall Front Text: inscriptions: "1857", "Collins Music Hall", signed: "F. Wagstaff"
Reverse Text: "'Collins' Islington Green - from the Orig. by Faith Wagstaff 1950. London's oldest Music Hall. Before being made into a Music Hall in 1861, it was a Public House called 'The Lansdowne'".
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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