London: Holborn Empire

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Borough: London Borough of Camden
Location: Holborn, 242-245 High Holborn

Built 1857 by William Finch Hill and Edward Lewis Paraire. Opened 16 Nov 1857 as "Weston's Music Hall", a part of the Seven Tankards & Punchbowl Public House. 1868 rebuilding. Re-opened as "Royal Music Hall". 1887 major rebuilding by Lander & Bedells. 1892 renamed "Royal Holborn Theatre of Varieties". 1897 new facade by Ernest Runtz. 1905 major rebuilding by Frank Matcham. Re-opened 29 Jan 1906 as "Holborn Empire Theatre" (2000 seats), with the 1897 facade surviving. Damaged by bombs 11/12 May 1941. Remains demolished in 1961 in favour of an office block.

Links: www.arthurlloyd.co.uk, EUTA, CinemaTreasures, Wikipedia

London: Holborn Empire Front Text: "Weston's Music Hall, London - 1857", signed: N. Charlesworth 1992
Reverse Text: "Drawn by Nicholas Charlesworth"
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards
Size: Modern
Not sent.

London: Holborn Empire Front Text: "The Royal Music Hall - 1887, later The Holborn Empire", signed: N. Charlesworth 1992
Reverse Text: "Drawn by Nicholas Charlesworth"
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards
Size: Modern
Not sent.

London: Holborn Empire Front Text: "The Holborn Empire, London", signed: N. Charlesworth 198[7?]
Reverse Text: "Drawn by Nicholas Charlesworth"
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards
Size: Modern
Not sent.

London: Holborn Empire Front Text: "The interior - The Holborn Empire, London", signed: N. Charlesworth '99
Reverse Text: "Drawn by Nicholas Charlesworth"
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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