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Bbc Television Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Shepherd's Bush Green, London

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Latitude: 51.5034 / 51°30'12"N

Longitude: -0.2245 / 0°13'28"W

OS Eastings: 523331

OS Northings: 179772

OS Grid: TQ233797

Mapcode National: GBR BF.VG3

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.2G6T

Entry Name: Bbc Television Theatre

Listing Date: 2 October 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358593

English Heritage Legacy ID: 201905

Location: Hammersmith and Fulham, London, W12

County: London

District: Hammersmith and Fulham

Electoral Ward/Division: Shepherd's Bush Green

Built-Up Area: Hammersmith and Fulham

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Shepherds Bush

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text



2.10.81 BBC Television Theatre

- II

Theatre formerly Shepherds Bush Empire. 1903 by Frank Matcham; in an unusual
manner for this architect and now unique among his London theatres in showing
marked Arts and Crafts influence. Terracotta, brick and roughcast; asymmetrical.
A robust round tower on the left with a tall brick base, roughcast main stage
pierced by casually placed terracotta framed windows; octagonal terracotta
top stage with mannered classical details, each face with arched windows and
scooped parapet set between blocked Ionic columns, above which plain corner
shafts continue as ramped buttresses to support a lantern and cupola (originally
with ornate finial). Centre brick-faced entrance bay with bracketed eaves,
terracotta arcade at first floor level (now covered by a sign) and central
bowed feature. On the right, a roughcast gabled bay and, beyond this, a wide,
splayed brick return. Iron entrance canopy with modern cladding. Extensions
and internal alterations for television use, but the auditorium still has much
of its rich plaster ornament, with serpentine bracketed cornice over the
proscenium, flanked by shell-hooded box and corner niches with angels in the
spandrels, cove with scale ornament and circular ceiling with oval panels.
Good entrance foyer.

Listing NGR: TQ2333179772

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