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Lyceum Theatre - Wellington Street, London - The Lion King

Continuing on the way to the Strand up Wellington Street, past the theatre showing The Lion King at the Lyceum.

 

This is the Lyceum Theatre - Wellington Street in London, home of Disney's The Lion King (the stage show not the movie).

 

The theatre is Grade II* listed.

 

Lyceum Theatre, Westminster

 

In the entry for:-

TQ 3080 NE WELLINGTON STREET, WC2

73/30

Lyceum Theatre

(formerly listed as

Nos 17 to 21 (odd)

Lyceum Theatre).

20.8.60

The grade shall be upgraded to Grade II* (Star).

 

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TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WELLINGTON STREET, WC2

73/30

Lyceum Theatre (formerly

20.8.60 listed as Nos 17 to 21.

(odd) Lyceum Theatre)

G.V. II

Theatre now dance hall. 1831-34 by Samuel Beazley, interior rebuilt with

auditorium of 1904 by Bertie Crewe. Painted stone front with painted brick side

and rear. Graeco-Roman porticoed main front by Beazley, the principal theatre

architect of his day. 2 storeys and attic. 3 major bays wide with portico

extended to right with a wing whose frontage is angled to street line. Giant

hexastyle Corinthian columned portico with coupled outer columns extending over

pavement with pediment. Tall attic above the dentilled and modillioned main

entablature; triple arched group of doorways. The wing is of 2 storeys only

with arcaded treatment and bracketed cornice. Interior despite adaptation and

alteration for present ballroom use retains substantial part of Crewe's 1904

work: grand entrance foyer and staircase lead to spectacular auditorium, now

with flat floor, but with most of its original lavish Rococo style ornament

intact; 3 balconies; immense cartouche above proscenium arch which is flanked

by 2 tiers of paired, elaborately framed, boxes, the upper tier with Corinthian

columns and fantastical arches; square deeply coved ceiling with original

paintings etc. One of the oldest theatres in London and a major Crewe

auditorium.

The Theatres of London; Mander and Mitchenson

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Taken on November 26, 2011