1 Camden High Street,
London, NW1 7JE

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DavidZornig on January 8, 2020 at 12:05 am

News about the fire.


70mmbobbyj on January 6, 2020 at 6:54 pm

There appears to be a major fire at this building.

davidcoppock on October 26, 2019 at 1:23 am

The Last Goon Show of all was filmed here.

Robbie25646 on April 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

It was still in use as a BBC radio theatre in the late 1960s I used to go there regularly to watch various comedy programmes be recorded. I t was just known as the Camden Theatre.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 27, 2009 at 5:44 am

David Zornig; The London Hippodrome Theatre is located on the corner of Cranbourne Street and Charing Cross Road, close to Leicester Square in London’s West End. In the 1960’s it was operating as the Talk of the Town, offering middle of the road type artistes. So I doubt it was that particular Hippodrome Theatre.

The Camden Hippodrome Theatre could have been the venue you mention for the bands playing above, as it had been vacated by the BBC in the early 1960’s and could have been available for concerts before it became a nightclub.

There was also the Golders Green Hippodrome Theatre, which was used as a concert hall by the BBC, so that is another possibility, but they tended to record light music & classical concerts in that venue.

DavidZornig on November 18, 2008 at 12:01 am

I just saw a Retro Minute feature from www.getback.com that said on 11/17/68, The Who, Small Faces, Mindbenders and one other band played live at the London Hippodrome.
I searched the CT list for London Hippodrome, and this was the only one still standing at that time.

woody on October 30, 2007 at 5:48 am

interior photos i took on sunday 28th oct 2007 at a Bat For Lashes concert
proscenium and domed ceiling (and amazing glitter ball)
rear circle ceiling
main lobby

Ian on May 29, 2007 at 7:10 am

Another exterior photo here :–

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woody on September 8, 2006 at 3:45 am

here are some recent shots of this fabulous building (taken at an MTV Scissor Sisters concert), the interior is still very like an edwardian theatre, a riot of super camp plasterwork, the lobby remains very tasteful but the auditorium is bright “tarts lipstick” red, with gold and glitter applied everywhere

exterior at night
exterior by day
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auditorium side wall boxes
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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 9, 2005 at 10:28 am

A photograph I took in the Summer 1993 when it was in use as a concert venue the ‘Camden Palace:
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