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Streatham Hill Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Streatham Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4407 / 51°26'26"N

Longitude: -0.1263 / 0°7'34"W

OS Eastings: 530322

OS Northings: 172963

OS Grid: TQ303729

Mapcode National: GBR FX.WB5

Mapcode Global: VHGRC.R1LX

Plus Code: 9C3XCVRF+7F

Entry Name: Streatham Hill Theatre

Listing Date: 22 September 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244564

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449710

Location: Streatham Hill, Lambeth, London, SW2

County: London

District: Lambeth

Electoral Ward/Division: Streatham Hill

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Lambeth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Telford Park, St Thomas and St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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TQ 3072

STREATHAM HILL (west side)
No. 110 (Streatham Hill Theatre)

Theatre.1928-9 by WGR Sprague and WH Barton. Steel frame clad in brick and facade faced in Doulton's Carrara terracotta; the roof partly flat and partly pantiled.

Auditorium, originally seating nearly 3,000 people, on three levels, with three tiers of paired boxes either side of proscenium. Full stage with dressing rooms, fly tower and grid, its machinery not inspected. At the front a series of foyers and bars from basement to second floor. Facade a tripartite composition with four-bay pavilions under pediments with swag decoration either side of five-bay centre with open parapet recessed behind Tuscan columns in antis. Five pairs of original doors to foyer under original canopy now covered. Foyer with Imperial stair rising behind screen of Ionic columns under deep cornice, with neo-Grec iron balustrades, original-kiosks and mirrors. Upper foyer under circle with moulded decoration in similar neo-Grec decoration; more rococo-style ceiling and cornice to first-floor bar. The auditorium is unusually vast and opulent for its late date. Moulded square proscenium arch with moulded frieze of urns and sphinxes over, similar decoration in medallions to ante-proscenium behind two tiers of boxes to each side, these features all separated by three pairs of giant fluted Ionic columns. The side walls of the stalls and circle areas with pilasters, cornices and shallow panelling. Ceiling inset with heavily moulded, shallow, circular saucer dome with central chandelier.
Included as an unusually lavish example of a theatre built in the short-lived revival of building in 1929-30; as a suburban example of this date the building may be unique.

The Builder, 29 November 1929, p.908

Listing NGR: TQ3032272963

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