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The Adelphi Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5102 / 51°30'36"N

Longitude: -0.123 / 0°7'22"W

OS Eastings: 530353

OS Northings: 180695

OS Grid: TQ303806

Mapcode National: GBR JD.JT

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T9BN

Entry Name: The Adelphi Theatre

Listing Date: 1 December 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264304

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428224

Location: Westminster, London, WC2R

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Paul Covent Garden

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND WC2
TQ 3080 NW No 411
72/105 (The Adelphi Theatre)
II
Theatre. Dating back to the Sans Pareil of 1806 with extensions and rebuilds of
1824, 1834, 1846-48, 1858, 1868, the 1880s, 1900-01 until the last major rebuilding
of 1930 by Ernest Schaufelberg retaining the side and rear walls, c.f. Nos 18 to
20 Maiden Lane. Terracotta facade to Strand. Angular "moderne" design. Height
equivalent to 4 storeys and a 3 bay width. Above fully canopied ground floor with
chrome framed glazed doors to foyer, the front has its right hand two thirds recessed as
full height broad black painted sign panel and is finished off with parapet, an
alteration of 1937, but directly above the canopy,screened by hoarding, is a large,
horizontal elongated octagon window with hexagonal and lozenge glazing pattern,
that is original to Schaufelberg's design. Interior has long rectangular foyer with
1930s chrome and plaster decor and light fittings: the auditorium is an angular
straight sided design with 2 concrete framed cantilevered balconies; squared off
faceted proscenium, polished wood flush panelling to walls, upcast house lights etc.
For the c. 1868 Royal Entrance and stage door/dressing room block see Nos 18 to 20
Maiden Lane.
Survey of London; vol XXXVI
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.


Listing NGR: TQ3034680708

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