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The Vaudeville Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5103 / 51°30'37"N

Longitude: -0.1225 / 0°7'20"W

OS Eastings: 530389

OS Northings: 180716

OS Grid: TQ303807

Mapcode National: GBR JD.NR

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.T9MJ

Entry Name: The Vaudeville Theatre

Listing Date: 28 June 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264459

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427800

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 403 (The
72/107 Vaudeville Theatre)
28-6-72
II
Theatre. 1869-70 by C. J. Phipps, the front and foyer block rebuilt by Phipps 1890,
the auditorium redecorated and modified at the same time; the auditorium gutted and
redesigned 1925-26 by Robert Atkinson, c.f. Nos 9 and 10 Maiden Lane, for the Gatti
Brothers. Portland stone front, slate roof. Eclectic classical design derived from
Phipps' Shaftesbury Theatre. 4 storeys. 5 windows wide. Arcaded ground floor
grouped doorways, with mid C20 alterations, under 1927 canopy. 1st floor has
pilastered arcaded loggia, glazed in with sashes, c1980, rising from a pseudo-
pedestal pierced by balustrades; 2nd and 3rd floor windows in moulded architraves,
those of 3 central 2nd floor windows surmounted by panels with small pediments.
Crowning dentil cornice and blocking course flanked by urn finialed dies. The foyer
retains Phipps' 1890 scheme of stucco walls articulated by pilasters. The auditorium
retains the fan-shaped panelled ceiling of Phipps' 1869-70 decoration and the cornice
of his 1890 redecoration but the rest of the auditorium dates from Robert Atkinson's
remodelling of 1925-26 and is oblong with seats almost parallel with stage, the
decoration in the neo-Adam taste. For Atkinson's dressing room/stage/administrative
block see Nos 9 and 10 Maiden Lane.
Survey of London; vol XXXVI
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.


Listing NGR: TQ3038980716

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