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The Theatre Royal, Newham

Description: The Theatre Royal

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 28 June 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 204970

OS Grid Reference: TQ3885584527
OS Grid Coordinates: 538855, 184527
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5426, 0.0009

Location: Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, Greater London E15 1BG

Locality: Newham
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: E15 1BG

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Listing Text

In the entry for:


28.6.72 The Theatre Royal

- II

the building shall be upgraded to II*(star).



28.6.72 The Theatre Royal

- II

Theatre includes No 61 Angel Lane. 1884. Architect J G Buckle with later additions.
Commissioned by Charles Silver, actor-manager. Plain exterior. Chanelled stucco
ground storey with painted brick upper storeys. Roof not visible. Central range
with corner stucco pilasters rising through upper storeys to support cornice and
parapet. Central stucco panel with raised inscription reading 'Theatre Royal'.
Central oriel window above with enriched stucco apron. Interior retains original
ornament and decoration. Two galleries supported by range of cast iron columns.
Two boxes flank central proscenium arch. Delicate plasterwork to ceiling, boxes
and balcony fronts. Side extensions added in 1887 and stage enlarged to rear in
1891. Reputedly an unique example in London or suburban theatre constructed on cast
beams and columns rather than steel cantilevers.

Listing NGR: TQ3885584527

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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