The Coliseum

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  1. richardr 95 months ago | reply

    The Coliseum Theatre is one of London's largest and best equipped theatres, opening in 1904 adjacent to Trafalgar Square. It was the creation of the most powerful theatre manager of the day, Oswald Stoll, and the foremost theatre architect, Frank Matcham, who also designed the London Palladium. Their ambition was to build the largest and finest 'People's palace of entertainment' of its age. It is currently the home of the English National Opera.

  2. Balliolman 95 months ago | reply

    I'd like to take a stereo of this interesting architecture ... 1-2-3H

  3. richardr 95 months ago | reply

    Any particular reason? I do have a photo of it taken from the other side, which I may post at some point (not quite what you mean by stereo, I know).

  4. Gauis Caecilius 95 months ago | reply

    I have spent many a happy evening in the Colloseum watching and listening to the English National Opera..

  5. Evil_Elliot [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    Remarkable - the way the globe is set up especailly!

  6. richardr 95 months ago | reply

    I've only been to it twice - once for Adams' Nixon in China and once for The Magic Flute.

    The globe actually revolves.

  7. Evil_Elliot [deleted] 95 months ago | reply

    oh now that would b e fun to see! Nixon in China sounds good (no disrespect to the magic flute but only Nixon could go to China!)

  8. Corydora 95 months ago | reply

    So grand - and I love the fact that the globe actually revolves! Wonderful shot :-)

  9. richardr 89 months ago | reply

    New version:

    The Coliseum

  10. Chris Daniel 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Architect - Matcham, Frank, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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