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Golders Green Hippodrome

A Grade II Listed Building in Garden Suburb, Barnet

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Latitude: 51.5717 / 51°34'18"N

Longitude: -0.1934 / 0°11'36"W

OS Eastings: 525301

OS Northings: 187415

OS Grid: TQ253874

Mapcode National: GBR C4.PXX

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.LRMH

Plus Code: 9C3XHRC4+MM

Entry Name: Golders Green Hippodrome

Listing Date: 23 October 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286941

English Heritage Legacy ID: 199014

Location: Garden Suburb, Barnet, London, NW11

County: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Alban the Martyr Golders Green

Church of England Diocese: London

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Golders Green Hippodrome


Former variety theatre, now concert hall and studio, 1913 by Bertie
Crewe. Brick and concrete, rendered on main facades, with partial
steel frame, asphalt roof with octagonal cupola. Rectangular plan on
prominent corner site, where lies the entrance. Main facade of three
storeys and seven bays faces bus station to side between rusticated
stair towers with Diocletian attic windows. Giant Ionic order, with
pediments over second floor windows. All windows small paned
casements, some with coloured leaded glass. Exit doors in centre,
formerly giving access to the pit and gallery, are panelled with
small coloured leaded lights. Elevation to North End Road similarly
seven bays between rusticated towers, with Ionic order and smaller
casements but identical exit doors. Corner entrance has three double
panelled doors with bevelled glass between Tuscan columns.

Interior. Entrance foyer with moulded dentil frieze and thin swags
leads to terrazzo-floored stairs. Doorcases to stalls and circle
entrances have fluted Egyptian-inspired columns and swags.
Auditorium with proscenium, extended stage and two circles, the upper
partially blocked. Square proscenium with triglyph cornice and deep
cove is flanked by giant Doric columns separating boxes; above these
are urns and pediments surmounted by charioteers pulled by lions.
Double doors at sides of balconies, the upper pedimented and with a
frieze of heads and swags over, the lower with engaged Doric columns
in front supporting serpentine ends of gallery. Plaster panels and
pilasters on side walls. The upper balcony front pure Doric, the
lower with more Renaissance loucheness. Coffered ceiling.

Listed as a rare example of a surviving suburban theatre, largely

Source: Curtains!, 1982.
Jean Holden, Golders Green Hippodrome, 1913-68, unpublished City
University MA thesis, 1989

Listing NGR: TQ2530187415

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