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The Old Vic Building, South London – 9 Oct 2013
Architect: Bennetts Associates
Young Vic Theatre
photograph : Matt Humphrey

The Old Vic is submitting a planning application for a restoration and redevelopment project in order to sustain the 195 year old London landmark for the next generation of theatre-goers, creative talent, local community and the general public. The Old Vic has appointed award-winning architects Bennetts Associates to devise a restoration scheme, which will be submitted for planning permission to Lambeth Council in November.

The Shaftesbury Theatre Building, The West End
Design: Bennetts Associates
Shaftesbury Theatre Building
image from architect

The Shaftesbury Theatre Building – 12 Mar 2013
Planning consent has been granted for the redevelopment of this Grade II* listed building. The theatre, an iconic landmark on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End, has had the proposals of Bennetts Associates Architects granted by Camden Council. The project consists of internal and external alterations to the theatre’s existing stagehouse and flytower, ensuring the long-term viability of the venue to accommodate large-scale, self-produced and touring productions.

Earlsfield Theatre, south west London
RHWL Architects
Earlsfield Theatre London
image from architect

Earlsfield Theatre – 10 Dec 2012
Wandsworth Council’s planning applications committee has approved plans for a highly distinctive theatre redevelopment on Garratt Lane, Earlsfield. The striking design would see the theatre’s historic brickwork façade restored and the building extended to the side, rear and at roof level. The new element would be encased in a bright terracotta render incorporating a distinctive tree motif.

St James Theatre, Westminster, central London
Design: Foster Wilson Architects
St James Theatre London
photograph : Tom Cronin

St James Theatre Building – 29 Aug 2012
The new theatre designed by Foster Wilson Architects has been built on the site of the old Westminster Theatre, which was destroyed by fire in 2002. The Theatre Complex includes a new 312 seat auditorium as well as a 100 seat studio theatre, bar and restaurant. Above the theatre is a new apartment building, designed by Loates Taylor Shannon with interiors designed in conjunction with Nicky Haslam.

London Theatre Buildings

Designs, alphabetical:

Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2
Garrick Theatre
photo © Adrian Welch

Hackney Empire – former Music Hall
1901
Frank Matcham

Hackney Empire Redevelopment
2001-04
Tim Ronalds Architects
Hackney Empire
photo © Nick Weall

Hampstead Theatre, north London
2003
Bennetts Associates
Hampstead Theatre
photograph © Nick Weall

Swiss Cottage Buildings

Kingsmead School Theatre, Enfield, north London
2007
Tim Foster Architects
Kingsmead School Theatre
picture from architect

Kingsmead School Theatre

Lyceum Theatre, south of Covent Garden
Lyceum Theatre
picture © Adrian Welch

Noel Coward Theatre, St Martins Lane
Noel Coward Theatre Noel Coward Theatre
pictures © AJW

Polka Children’s Theatre, Wimbledon, southwest London
2009-
Tim Foster Architects
Polka Children's Theatre
picture from architect

Polka Children’s Theatre

Sadler’s Wells Theatre
1998
RHWL / Nicholas Hare Architects
Sadler's Wells Theatre
photograph : Nicolas Kane

Sadlers Wells Theatre

Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine St
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
photo © Nick Weall

Unicorn Theatre
Keith Williams Architects
Unicorn Theatre London
image : Hélène Binet

Unicorn Theatre London

Young Vic Theatre, London, England : Stirling Prize 2007 Shortlist
Haworth Tompkins
Young Vic Theatre
photo © Adrian Welch

Young Vic Theatre

Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square
Haworth Tompkins
Royal Court Theatre
picture © Adrian Welch

Royal Court Theatre

London Architect

Globe Theatre
Globe Theatre
photo © webbaviation
Globe Theatre

Photographs © Adrian Welch:

London Coliseum, St Martins Lane
refurbished 2004
London Coliseum London Coliseum

Prince Edward Theatre, Old Compton St, Soho
Prince Edward Theatre Prince Edward Theatre

Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus, Soho
Palace Theatre Palace Theatre

Palace Theatre

Seven Dials, Covent Garden:
Seven Dials

London Palladium
London Palladium

London Theatre Buildings

Designs, alphabetical:

Grand Theatre, St John’s Hill, Clapham, London SW11
1901
EA Woodrow

Grand Theatre Refurbishment, St John’s Hill, Clapham, London SW11
1991
Madigan & Donald

Lewisham Theatre & Concert Hall, Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6
1932
Bradshaw Gass & Hope

London Coliseum – English National Opera, 8 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden
1904
Frank Matcham

London Coliseum Redevelopment
2001-04
Arts Team @ RHWL
£41m
English National Opera since 1968

Muswell Hill Odeon, Fortis Green Road, London N10
1936
George Coles

Savoy Theatre, Strand, London WC2
1993
Whitfield Partners


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