Wyndham's Theatre. Listed Building. Designed by W.G.R. Sprague (1899). Location: 32-36 Charing Cross Road Leicester Square, London WC2H 0DA. Volume 34 of of The Survey of London (which British Listed Buildings site has put online) mentions this theater's “free classical façade” faced with Portland stone and explains that its “canopy of glass and iron to ground floor” dates from the 1920s.
The Survey of London credits J. Boekbinder with sculpture inside the theater but does not identify the sculptor responsible for the work outside.) [Click on this image and those below to enlarge them.]. Unknown sculptor. (
Left to right: (a) Looking down Charing Cross Road toward Trafalgar Square. (b) Sculpture on the façade. (c) A detail of one of the caryatids between its windows.
Sculptural decoration directly above the proscenium arch. See details in next row below.
Left: Auditorium ceiling. Right: Decoration on one of the boxes in the lowest row, the only one with figurative painting. (Each level had different decorations.)
Plaque in the lobby.
First photograph by Jacqueline Banerjee; second by Robert Freidus. Text by JB and George P. Landow, who took the photographs of the interior. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]
“The Coliseum Theatre (english National Opera) 32-36, Westminster” British Listed Buildings). Web. 26 October 2011. Listing NGR: TQ3000080792.
Last modified 28 April 2015