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Description: The Garrick Theatre
Date Listed: 20 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 209097
OS Grid Reference: TQ3001680673
OS Grid Coordinates: 530016, 180673
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5100, -0.1279
TQ 3080 NW and 2980 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARING CROSS ROAD, WC2
72/108 (east side)
2O.9,fit The Garrick Theatre
Theatre. 1889 by C J Phipps. Painted stucco front. Concealed roof. Eclectic
classicism. 2 tall storeys and sheer attic. 5 bays wide. Ground floor rusticated and
arcaded with foyer doorways. Corinthian colonnade to balustraded 1st floor loggia with
arcaded windows behind. Enriched frieze to main entablature and balustraded attic with
oculi fenestration. The front is continued to right by screen wall to body of theatre
set on a Portland stone podium. The first part is of Bath stone with a stucco entabla-
ture over the 3 pilastered central bays; the 2nd part also faced in Bath stone with
arcaded 1st floor. Interior retains most of original features with foyer and staircase
serving fine auditorium with dress circle, upper circle and gallery with good neo-
Rococo plaster work to balcony front, boxes and central dome of ceiling etc.
Survey of London; Vol XXXIV
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.
Listing NGR: TQ3001180676
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Source: English Heritage
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