© Mr Brian Jackson
DOMINION THEATRE, TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD (east side)
CAMDEN TOWN, CAMDEN, GREATER LONDON
Mr Brian Jackson
26 January 2005
10 October 1988
Date of last amendment:
10 October 1988
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TQ2981SE TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD
798-1/104/1643 (East side)
10/10/88 Dominion Theatre
Theatre. 1928-29. Designed by W and TR Milburn. Steel-framed
construction with Portland stone facade.
EXTERIOR: narrow facade of 3 main bays; recessed entrance
doors to full width of facade. Wooden doors, glazed in panels
to full height, enriched with carved moulding, beneath
projecting canopy facade above with pilaster strips to corners
and projecting centre of 3 bays. Bases of pilaster strips with
sculptured plaques with masks. Facade above concave in shape,
with 3 square headed apertures filled with decorative
wrought-iron work. Simple cornice band above, slightly raised
INTERIOR: grand 2-storey entrance foyer with flights of stairs
to left and right linking to central balcony; stripped
Classical detailing and original pendant lights. Circle lounge
and lower circle lounge with similar detailing. Auditorium
with two galleries (one disused) also with Roman Classical
detailing to walls and ceiling having 2 tiers of galleries and
round cornered boxes (upper pair never seated) to left and
right of proscenium. Original light fittings.
HISTORICAL NOTE: The Dominion Theatre is a grand composition
which embodies a transitional phase in the history of theatre
design, incorporating the broad plan and decorative detailing
more usually associated with cinemas of the period though
always intended primarily for theatrical use.
(Architects' Journal: 2 October 1929; Architect & Building
News: 4 October 1929).