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Description: The Haymarket Theatre (Theatre Royal)
Date Listed: 14 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 210132
OS Grid Reference: TQ2977780509
OS Grid Coordinates: 529777, 180509
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5086, -0.1314
TQ 2980 NE and SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER HAYMARKET, SW1
71/98 ; 82/6
The Haymarket Theatre
14.1.70 (Theatre Royal)
(Including Nos. 18 and
19 Suffolk Street)
Theatre. Rebuilt 1820-21 by John Nash, contemporary with his Regent Street
and Suffolk Street development, and resited to close Charles II Street
vista. Stucco, slate roof. Augustan neo-classicism. 2 storeys and lofty
sheer attic storey. 7 window bays wide. Giant pedimented portico of 6
Corinthian columns built out over pavement with entrance doorway to each
flank with oculus above. The back wall of portico has 5 archivolt and key
arched doorways with 5 architraved sash windows to 1st floor. The
modillion bracket cornice of portico is returned across the flanks. The
tall sheer attic wall above portico is pierced by a row of radial glazed
oculi set in panel below frieze which with main cornice and blocking course
extends the width of the facade. Rear to Suffolk Street is stuccoed, 4
storeys, 5 windows wide; rusticated ground floor with central rusticated-
pilaster, corniced doorway ; 1st floor has arcaded windows (unique theatre
feature in that they give directly on to the backstage) with sunk panels
beneath sills; cornice below attic storey with elliptical windows between
sunk panel pilasters. Auditorium redesigned in elegant 'Louis XVI' style in 1904
by C Stanley Peach.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitche
Listing NGR: TQ2977780509
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Source: English Heritage
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