Building    From 24/12/1904 

London Coliseum

Categories: Theatre

Built as a, very large, variety theatre by Oswald Stoll using architect Frank Matcham. It experienced some ups and downs financially and then in the early sixties suffered the indignity of conversion to a cinema. But the arrival of the English National Opera in 1968 rescued the theatre and it is now looked after very well. 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. TimesOnLine has a good description of the building.

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London Coliseum

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London Coliseum

London Coliseum Home of English National Opera since 1968, The London Colise...

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon. His birth date is usually given as the 23rd, the same date as his death, but all that is actually known is that he was baptised 3 days later, on the 26th. Even...

Person, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Theatre

44 memorials
Tricycle Theatre / Kiln Theatre

Tricycle Theatre / Kiln Theatre

Originally opened as a home for the Wakefield Tricycle Company which started in a room behind the Pindar of Wakefield pub in King's Cross. Inside the foyer of the Tricycle Theatre/Cinema is a plaq...

Group, Theatre

1 memorial
Electric Brixton

Electric Brixton

Nightclub formerly known as The Fridge. 

Place, Music / songs, Theatre

1 memorial
Simon Callow

Simon Callow

Actor, director, writer. Born Streatham.  

Person, Cinema, Literature, Theatre, TV & Radio

4 memorials
Royal Coburg Theatre / Royal Victoria Theatre / Old Vic

Royal Coburg Theatre / Royal Victoria Theatre / Old Vic

This theatre designed by the German architect Rudolphe Cabanel, began life in 1818 as the Royal Coburg Theatre under the patronage of Princess Charlotte of Wales and her husband Prince Leopold of C...

Group, Theatre

7 memorials