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26/04/2009

Coliseum Theatre, London


This is a photo of the Coliseum Theatre, on St. Martin's Lane, in the City of Westminter. It is one of London's largest and best equipped theatres and opened in 1904, designed by theatrical architect Frank Matcham (designer of the London Palladium).
It underwent extensive renovations between 2000 and 2004 and has the widest proscenium arch in London as well as being one of the earliest to have electric lighting. It was built with a revolving stage although this was rarely used. The theatre retains many of its original features and was Grade II listed by English Heritage in September 1960.

3 comments:

roentarre said...

when you write about history, it is always very interesting to compliment with a good picture. The tower does cast that feeling of history embedded in its texture

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Did you get a shot of the inside?

rainfield61 said...

A unique building