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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: LONDON OPERA CENTRE

List entry Number: 1065742

Location

LONDON OPERA CENTRE, COMMERCIAL ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityTower HamletsLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 17-Jan-1991

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 206531

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

The following building shall be added:

TQ 3581 16/6014 Commercial Road LONDON OPERA CENTRE II (FORMER TROXY CINEMA)

Former cinema with cafe, now converted as a costume and scene painting studio. C1931-33 by George Coles for cinema entrepreneurs Phil and Sid Hyams and Major A J Gale. Cream faience tiles giving chanelled effect; yellow stock brick return. Art Deco style. Central 2-storey opening with enriched architrave and distyle in antis pillars, having stylised capitals, rising from 1st floor level to support an enriched frieze. Pillars flank vertical glazing with delicately patterned strips and geometrically patterned head panels. Projecting canopy at 1st floor level above entrances, 2 with original doors (glazing altered) and one now blocked. To either side of main ground floor opening, entrances now alteredabove which panels for posters, each surmounded by a pilaster with original flag poles rising above geometrically patterned frieze, dentil cornice and blocking course. Double height foyer altered to include an inserted floor to form workshops; originally with a 1st floor cafe and balcony. Golden onyx stair with central cast iron balustrade and multi-coloured marble floor remain. Auditorium with rich Art Deco plaster work to walls, ceiling and proscenium; side walls include large panels of delicate ornamental grillwork and original lights. Large, enriched 3-tier ceiling fitting providing illumination and air conditioning outlets. Original balcony. Stage retains revolving circles. Lift for Wurlitzer organ survives. The Troxy closed in 1960 and re-opened 1963 as a training school for Convent Garden Opera.

Listing NGR: TQ3582681129

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National Grid Reference: TQ 35826 81129

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