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The Albery

A Grade II Listed Building in St James's, Westminster

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Latitude: 51.5111 / 51°30'39"N

Longitude: -0.1274 / 0°7'38"W

OS Eastings: 530046

OS Northings: 180793

OS Grid: TQ300807

Mapcode National: GBR HD.KH

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.R80X

Plus Code: 9C3XGV6F+C2

Entry Name: The Albery

Listing Date: 27 June 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264767

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426956

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2N

County: 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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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27.6.63 The Albery (Formerly
The New Theatre)
Theatre. 1903 by W.G. Sprague, Frank Matcham's pupil and collaborator,
Claude Ponsonby consultant for interior decoration. Portland stone front,
with short return to brick side, slate roof. Free Classical eclecticism.
3 and 4 storeys. 9 windows wide, with 5 central bays slightly advanced.
Arcaded entrances beneath iron and glass canopy across ground floor, its
centre part ornamented and probably original. The 1st and 2nd floors,
articulated by giant Ionic order, have central 1st floor windows in 5 bay
arcaded loggia; architraved windows above. Bold crowning entablature and
balustraded parapet with ball finials on dies. The parapet interrupted by
the broad pediment over the advanced centre bays and with carved tympanum.
3 window south return in same style contained by plain flank of auditorium.
The auditorium interior is in restrained French neo-classical taste with
coupled Doric half-columns and pilasters; 3 bombé fronted tiers of
balconies and 3 tier stage boxes within reveal of proscenium arch; main
ceiling with shallow dome; delicate painted decoration and graceful
"Louis XVI" stucco reliefs and mouldings with ormulu tripod lamps to the
1st balcony wall and ormulu and stucco sconces to the balcony fronts and
2nd balcony wall, etc.
The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.

Listing NGR: TQ3003980795

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