London: Novello Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London WC2
Location: Aldwych / Catherine Street

Built 1905 as "Waldorf Theatre" by W. G. R. Sprague for Seymour Hicks and Charles Frohmann, as one of a pair of a similar, though not identical theatres to each side of the not yet built Waldorf Hotel (the other being the "Aldwych Theatre"). Opened 22 May 1905. 1909 renamed "Strand Theatre", 1911 renamed "Whitney Theatre", 1913 re-renamed "Strand Theatre". 2005 renamed "Novello Theatre" in honour of the Welsh entertainer, Ivor Novello (1891-1951), who lived in an apartment within the theatre building from 1913 to 1951. Operated by Delfont Mackintosh Theatres.

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

[London: Novello Theatre] Front Text: "The Waldorf Theatre, London", signs: "Waldorf Theatre"
Publisher: E. F. A. London Theatre Series; No. 1004
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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[London: Novello Theatre / Gaiety Theatre] Picture: second building on left side: Strand Theatre, third building on left side: Waldorf Hotel, right: Gaiety Theatre
Front Text: "The Gaiety Theatre & Aldwych, London", signs: "Gaiety Theatre", "Josť Collins in Our Nell"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

For other pictures of this theatre, see London: Gaiety Theatre and London: "The Theatres of London".


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