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The Apollo Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, Westminster

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5116 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -0.1335 / 0°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 529622

OS Northings: 180839

OS Grid: TQ296808

Mapcode National: GBR GD.69

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.M8SJ

Plus Code: 9C3XGV68+JJ

Entry Name: The Apollo Theatre

Listing Date: 28 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236173

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427104

Location: West End, Westminster, London, W1D

County: 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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Description

CITY OF WESTMINSTER SHAFTESBURY AVENUE W1
TQ 2980 NE The Apollo Theatre
71/54 (including No 8 Archer
28-6-72 Street)
GV II
Theatre,1901 by Lewen Sharp with sculptured work by T. Simpson. Stone faced, plain
brick to Rupert Street and Denmark Street. Shaftesbury Avenue front in a Free
Renaissance style. 3 main storeys and a tall attic. 3 major bays wide, the outer two
as pavilions with shallow canted fronts. Arcaded ground floor foyer and gallery-circle
entrances, under glass canopy supported on elaborate ornamental iron brackets. 1st
floor central loggia and pedimented flanking windows. Attic storey above main
entablature, with enriched oeil de boeuf windows and crowning cornice. The pavilion
attics are treated as short circular turrets with shallow domes, rather Art Nouveau
in character and are enhanced by figure sculpture of heroic scale. Rich interior
(slightly simplified by Schaufelberg in 1932) with foyer and ante-room to Royal Box;
the auditorium with elaborate plasterwork in "Louis XIV" style. 3 cantilevered
balconies flowing into the serpentine fronts of richly ornamental tiers of boxes
flanking the proscenium - single box at stage level, pairs at dress and upper circle
levels with modelled terms supporting the gallery "box" above; architraved proscenium
with figure relief composition to tympanum over. Richly ornamental shallow domed
ceiling on pendentives, etc. Lewen Sharp's only theatre, although he also altered
the Camberwell Palace of Varieties in 1908.


Listing NGR: TQ2962280839

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