London: Dominion Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London W1
Location:Tottenham Court Road

Built 1928-1929 by William Milburn jr. (of W. and T. R. Milburn) as a private theatre for Moss Empires on the site of a brewery and a cinema. Opened 1929 with a musical. 1930 converted to as a cinema by W. R. Glen. 1933 sold to Gaumont British. 1933 installation of a cinema organ by W. E: Trent. 1945-1948, 1958, and 1972 alterations. From 1981, again used as a theatre, mainly for live shows. Also used as a guest venue by the Welsh National Opera company. From 1986, used as a musical theatre. 1990 bought by Apollo Leisure. 1992-1993 restoration of fašade. Currently used for muscial performances, e. g. "The Beauty and the Beast". Originally 2835 seats, today 2001 seats.

Links: www.nederlander.co.uk, Wikipedia Theatres Trust

London: Dominion Theatre Folded Greeting Card
Front Text: inscription: "The Dominion Theatre", poster: advertising "We Will Rock You, The Musical by Queen and Ben Elton"
Reverse Text: "The Dominion Theatre"
Publisher: Marion Steggles Collection, available at Dress Circle
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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

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