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Latitude: 51.4926 / 51°29'33"N
Longitude: -0.1564 / 0°9'22"W
OS Eastings: 528086
OS Northings: 178679
OS Grid: TQ280786
Mapcode National: GBR 9M.24
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.7RP5
Entry Name: Royal Court Theatre
Listing Date: 28 June 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1226628
English Heritage Legacy ID: 423994
Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW1W
County: Kensington and Chelsea
Electoral Ward/Division: Royal Hospital
Built-Up Area: Kensington and Chelsea
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity Sloane Square
Church of England Diocese: London
This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 01/06/2018
TQ 2878 NW
SLOANE SQUARE SW1
Royal Court Theatre
Theatre. 1888, Walter Emden to Bertie Crewe. Interior reconstructed 1952, and altered again in 1956 and 1980. Red brick. Stone dressings. Ground floor painted. Four storeys. Three main bays. Central pediment. Applied Corinthian columns to upper floor. Outer bays with cambered pediments richly carved. Round headed windows to first and fourth floors. Balustraded parapet.
Historical note: the theatre was host to the first suffragette-themed play, ‘Votes for Women!’, which opened on 9 April 1907, and was attended by the Pankhursts. Inspired by the emerging militant campaign for women’s suffrage by the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), the playwright, Elizabeth Robins, in the process of her research for the play became devoted to the cause. She gave a quarter of her royalties to the two main suffrage groups, though was not herself militant. The leading actor, Edith Wynne-Matthison, likewise came to support the campaign, and went on with Robins to found the Actresses' Franchise League in 1908.
This list entry was amended in 2018 as part of the centenary commemorations of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.
Listing NGR: TQ2808678679
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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