London: Hippodrome

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London WC2
Location: Hippodrome Corner, Cranbourne Street / Charing Cross Street / Little Newport Street

Built 1900 by Frank Matcham for Edward Moss as a hippodrome for circus and variety performances, including a tank for aquatic performances. 1909 conversion into a variety theatre by Frank Matcham (ca. 1340 seats). 1958 demolition of the original interior and conversion into the cabaret restaurant, "Talk of the Town". Later used as a discotheque and nightclub. 2009-2012 rebuildings. Re-opened 2012 as "Hippodrome Casino". Used as a gaming casino and for live entertainment.

Notable world premieres:

  • Ruggiero Leoncavallo: I Zingari (16 Sep 1912)

Links: www.hippodromecasino.com, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust, www.arthurlloyd.co.uk

London: Hippodrome Front Text: "London Hippodrome - Managing Director M. E. Moss", above left: "Interior", right: "Cabin Salon", below left: "Royal Box", middle: "Vestibule", right: "Exterior"
Publisher: Rapahel Tuck & Sons; "Famous Playhouse Postcard"; No. 1340
Type: Undivided Back
Size: Classic
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London: Hippodrome Front Text: "The Hippodrome", inscription on building: "London Hippodrome", sign: "Hippodrome"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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London: Hippodrome Front Text: "London - Cranbourne Street and the Hippodrome", sign: "Hippodrome"
Publisher: Rapahel Tuck & Sons; "Midnight London"; View Postcard; Series 953
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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