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Wyndhams Theatre, Westminster

Description: Wyndhams Theatre

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 209091

OS Grid Reference: TQ3000080792
OS Grid Coordinates: 530000, 180792
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5111, -0.1280

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2H 0BJ

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Listing Text

71/64 ; 72/67 (East side)
Wyndham's Theatre

G.V. II*

Theatre, 1899 by W.G.R. Sprague. Portland stone facing, concealed roof.
Free classical facade. 2 and 3 storeys with attics. 5 windows wide. The
centrepiece has triple group of foyer doorways surmounted by mezzanine
oculi in enriched frames. 1st floor balustraded loggia with Ionic
pilasters dividing the arcaded windows and, above entablature, a sculpted
pediment set against blind attic. The taller single bay wings with
archivolt arched openings running through ground and 1st floors, then 2
mezzanine windows at pediment level and finally 2 windows in the attic
storey. 1920s canopy of glass and iron to ground floor. Fine and very
little altered auditorium with very elegant "Louis XVI" plasterwork to
balconies of horseshoe dress and upper circles, steeply raked gallery,
ornate stage boxes and richly gilded architectural frame to proscenium
arch, etc.

Survey of London: Vol. XXXIV.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.

Listing NGR: TQ3000080792

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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