London: London Palladium

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London WC1
Location: Argyll Street / Great Marlborough Street

[First entertainment buildings on the site built 1868 by Owen Lewis as "Corinthian Bazar". 1871 converted to a circus building, renamed "Hengler's Grand Cirque". 1884 enlarged by C. J. Phipps, reopened as "National Skating Palace". 1902 converted to a panorama. Mostly demolished in 1910.]

Current structure built 1910 by Frank Matcham, using Lewis's 1868 fašade. Originally used as a music hall. Since 1921, used as a drama theatre. Later, used as a variety theatre. In the 1960s, location of the weekly TV variety show "Sunday Night At The London Palladium". 1996-1998 restorations and alterations by RHWL. Currently used as a musical theatre. 2298 seats.

Links: rutlive.co.uk, Wikipedia, Theatres Trust

London: London Palladium Folded Greeting Card
Front Text: inscription: "Palladium", signs: advertising "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"
Reverse Text: "The London Palladium"
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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