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Lyceum Theatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5115 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.12 / 0°7'12"W

OS Eastings: 530555

OS Northings: 180851

OS Grid: TQ305808

Mapcode National: GBR KD.6B

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.V8XM

Entry Name: Lyceum Theatre

Listing Date: 15 January 1973

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066119

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207546

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-
TQ 3080 NE WELLINGTON STREET, WC2
73/30
Lyceum Theatre
(formerly listed as
Nos 17 to 21 (odd)
Lyceum Theatre).
20.8.60
The grade shall be upgraded to Grade II* (Star).

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TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WELLINGTON STREET, WC2
73/30
Lyceum Theatre (formerly
20.8.60 listed as Nos 17 to 21.
(odd) Lyceum Theatre)
G.V. II
Theatre now dance hall. 1831-34 by Samuel Beazley, interior rebuilt with
auditorium of 1904 by Bertie Crewe. Painted stone front with painted brick side
and rear. Graeco-Roman porticoed main front by Beazley, the principal theatre
architect of his day. 2 storeys and attic. 3 major bays wide with portico
extended to right with a wing whose frontage is angled to street line. Giant
hexastyle Corinthian columned portico with coupled outer columns extending over
pavement with pediment. Tall attic above the dentilled and modillioned main
entablature; triple arched group of doorways. The wing is of 2 storeys only
with arcaded treatment and bracketed cornice. Interior despite adaptation and
alteration for present ballroom use retains substantial part of Crewe's 1904
work: grand entrance foyer and staircase lead to spectacular auditorium, now
with flat floor, but with most of its original lavish Rococo style ornament
intact; 3 balconies; immense cartouche above proscenium arch which is flanked
by 2 tiers of paired, elaborately framed, boxes, the upper tier with Corinthian
columns and fantastical arches; square deeply coved ceiling with original
paintings etc. One of the oldest theatres in London and a major Crewe
auditorium.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson


Listing NGR: TQ3055580851

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