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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264304
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428224
Location: Westminster, London, WC2R
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
CITY OF WESTMINSTER STRAND WC2
TQ 3080 NW No 411
72/105 (The Adelphi Theatre)
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
Survey of London; vol XXXVI
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.
Listing NGR: TQ3034680708
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