London Coliseum

The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre)

The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre) is a theatre in St Martin’s Lane, Westminster, built as one of London’s largest and most luxurious “family” variety theatres. Opened on 24 December 1904 as the London Coliseum Theatre of Varieties, it was designed by the architect Frank Matcham for the impresario Oswald Stoll. Their ambition was to build the largest and finest music hall, described as the “people’s palace of entertainment” of its age.

The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre)

At the time of construction, the Coliseum was one of the few theatres in Europe to provide lifts for taking patrons to the upper levels of the house and was the first theatre in England to have a triple revolve installed on its stage. The theatre has 2,359 seats making it the largest theatre in London.

The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre) ceiling

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