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London Coliseum
Home of English National Opera since 1968, The London Coliseum, opened in 1904, was originally conceived as a variety theatre, Sir Oswald Stoll wanted a revolving dome to top his sumptuous theatre, but this being deemed illegal, he settled instead for the flashing electric lights familiar today.
Theatreland - Heart of the Performing Arts in London
A joint venture by the City of Westminster and the Society of West End Theatre

Site: London Coliseum (2 memorials)

WC2, St Martin's Lane

The 1950 film Night and the City shows Richard Widmark entering Brydges Place, the extremely narrow passage immediately to the south of this site.

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London Coliseum

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London Coliseum

Built as a, very large, variety theatre by Oswald Stoll using architect Frank...

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English National Opera

Originated in the opera recitals presented by Lilian Baylis at the Old Vic th...

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Sir Oswald Stoll

Theatre manager impresario. Born Melbourne, Australia. Moved when young to En...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
London Coliseum

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Society of West End Theatre/London Theatre

1908 Formed as West End Theatre Managers. 1976 By now it is called Society o...

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Westminster City Council

The ancient parish of St Margaret's was divided into St Margaret's and St Joh...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
London Coliseum

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Frank Matcham - Coliseum

We thank our colleague for spotting and snapping this on a recent visit to th...

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