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The Haymarket Theatre (Theatre Royal)

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5086 / 51°30'31"N

Longitude: -0.1314 / 0°7'52"W

OS Eastings: 529777

OS Northings: 180509

OS Grid: TQ297805

Mapcode National: GBR GF.NC

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.NBXV

Entry Name: The Haymarket Theatre (Theatre Royal)

Listing Date: 14 January 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 210132

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

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)
G.V. I
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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