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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: WYNDHAMS THEATRE

List entry Number: 1292230

Location

WYNDHAMS THEATRE, CHARING CROSS ROAD WC2

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 20-Sep-1960

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 209091

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 2980 NE and 3080 NW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARING CROSS ROAD, WC2 71/64 ; 72/67 (East side) 20.9.60 Wyndham's Theatre

G.V. II*

Theatre, 1899 by W.G.R. Sprague. Portland stone facing, concealed roof. Free classical facade. 2 and 3 storeys with attics. 5 windows wide. The centrepiece has triple group of foyer doorways surmounted by mezzanine oculi in enriched frames. 1st floor balustraded loggia with Ionic pilasters dividing the arcaded windows and, above entablature, a sculpted pediment set against blind attic. The taller single bay wings with archivolt arched openings running through ground and 1st floors, then 2 mezzanine windows at pediment level and finally 2 windows in the attic storey. 1920s canopy of glass and iron to ground floor. Fine and very little altered auditorium with very elegant "Louis XVI" plasterwork to balconies of horseshoe dress and upper circles, steeply raked gallery, ornate stage boxes and richly gilded architectural frame to proscenium arch, etc.

Survey of London: Vol. XXXIV. The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson.

Listing NGR: TQ3000080792

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Mander and Mitchenson - Title: The Theatres of London - Date: 1975
  2. Article  Reference - Title: The Parish of St Anne Soho: Volumes 33 and 34 - Date: 1966 - Journal Title: Survey of London - Volume: 34

National Grid Reference: TQ 30000 80792

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