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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: AMBASSADORS THEATRE

List entry Number: 1379185

Location

AMBASSADORS THEATRE, WEST STREET

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCamdenLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1973

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478552

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History

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Details

CAMDEN

TQ3081SW WEST STREET 798-1/105/1713 (North East side) 16/03/73 Ambassadors Theatre

GV II

Theatre. 1913. By WGR Sprague for a syndicate. Built by Kingerlee and Sons. Stucco. EXTERIOR: low elevation of 3 storeys, 4 bays. Ground floor entrances with continuous canopy. Centre with 4 pilasters & deeply recessed windows, above & below a central moulded string course. Slightly advanced end bays with banded pilasters and circular opening on 2nd floor, crowned by segmental pediments. Cornice, balustered parapet with ball finials. Right-hand end corner on curve with flanking, slightly advanced repeat of the end bay. INTERIOR: not inspected but noted to retain a small auditorium, with seating for only 450, the decoration in Louis XVI style with fluted Ionic pilasters around walls, supporting round arches containing small roundels with ambassadorial crests. Circular decorated plaster ceiling. Dress circle with curved balcony front with plasterwork decoration, and part of the same tier at the back is another small circle raised up. Within the proscenium tall narrow round-headed boxes with balustered balconies. Rectangular proscenium arch with rounded angles. Stage machinery: one frail single trap, no other machinery survives. Small lobby with first-floor bar over. A small but exquisite design.







Listing NGR: TQ2999881002

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National Grid Reference: TQ 30008 81005

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