London: Croydon Grand Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Location: Croydon, Grosvenor House, 125 High Street

Built 1896 by Brough. Opened 6 April 1896 under the direction of Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Mainly used for popular melodrama and light plays. In the 1920s used as a touring venue. Closed 1940-1942. After World War II used for seasons of repertory drama and an annual pantomime until 1957. Despite a petition for its rescue that was signed by nearly 100,000 people, the theatre was demolished in 1959.

Notable world premieres:

  • George Bernard Shaw: Man of Destiny (1 July 1897)

Link: Theatres Trust

London: Croydon Grand Theatre Front Text: "Croydon, Grand Theatre"
Publisher: J. V.; 54463
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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