Prince Edward Theatre in Soho

Walking in Soho, you are likely to find many theatre but this one has an interesting story.

Prince Edward Theatre was designed and opened in 1930 by Edward A. Stone and named after Prince Edward.

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In 1935, Stone converted the theatre to a dance and cabaret hall, being renamed the “London Casino”. It was badly damaged and all its windows lost in London’s worst air raid of WWII on 10 May 1941. All neighbouring buildings directly across Greek Street were destroyed.

In 1942, stage alterations were undertaken by Thomas Braddock, re-opening as the “Queensberry All Services Club” in 1942 ā€“ a club for servicemen where the shows were broadcast on the BBC. After the war, the architects T. and B. Bradock restored the building to theatrical use, becoming the “London Casino” once again. In 1954, the same architects converted it to a cinema, reopening as the “Casino Cinerama Theatre”. In 1974, the building was acquired by impresario Bernard Delfont and four years later, in 1978, it was converted back to a theatre, by RHWL Architects and given its original name

 

 

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