The London Coliseum (also known as the Coliseum Theatre)
is a theatre in St. Martin's Lane, central London, 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
theatrical architect Frank Matcham (designer of the London Palladium) for
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. At the time of construction, it was the only theatre in Europe that
provided 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.
Photo: "London Coliseum, interior2015-01"
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