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The London Palladium Theatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in West End, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5146 / 51°30'52"N

Longitude: -0.1401 / 0°8'24"W

OS Eastings: 529152

OS Northings: 181154

OS Grid: TQ291811

Mapcode National: GBR DC.Q7

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.J688

Entry Name: The London Palladium Theatre

Listing Date: 28 June 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210130

English Heritage Legacy ID: 208546

Location: Westminster, London, W1F

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: West End

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Anne Soho

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2981 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER ARGYLL STREET, W1
57/41
28.6.72 The London Palladium
Theatre

- II*

Theatre. 1910 by Frank Matcham, replacing Hengler's Cirque. Stucco, slate roof. 2
storeys and attic. 7-bay front in form of octastyle pedimented temple facade, the
centre 2 columns omitted for main theatre entrance approached by flight of steps with
double pairs of panelled and glazed doors sheltered by cantilevered glazed canopy;
the 3 centre bays above treated as open arcaded loggia. Outer bays have round arched
doorways with foliage enriched keystones and spandrel panels to 1st floor with
similarly arched windows, mask keystones and panelled aprons below boldly bracketed
sills. The giant Corinthian columns are fluted, on tall pedestals, full entablature
and overall pediment (with 3 oculi) surmounted by sculptured figure groups. Interior
unaltered and one of Matcham's finest - foyer and circle bar in French rococo taste;
richly decorated auditorium with classical and rococo details; 2 tiers of
cantilevered balconies run into 2 giant niches on flanks, that nearest stage with 3
tiers of boxes and single pedimented and bowed balcony stage boxes; architrave
mouldings flanking proscenium which has a segmented arched frieze and bold cornice on
paired brackets broken to centre by segmented pediment, on massive consoles,
containing cartouche and mask; ceiling has bracketed cornice and is segmental
vaulted with heavily enriched frame to lantern etc.

Survey of London; Vol. XXXI.


Listing NGR: TQ2915281154

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