Camden Hippodrome Picture Theatre

1a Camden High Street,
London, NW1 7JE

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KenRoe
KenRoe on April 27, 2009 at 2:44 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
DavidZornig on November 17, 2008 at 9:01 pm

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
woody on October 30, 2007 at 2:48 am

interior photos i took on sunday 28th oct 2007 at a Bat For Lashes concert
auditorium
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1800724801/
proscenium and domed ceiling (and amazing glitter ball)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1801560510/
rear circle ceiling
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1801550600/
main lobby
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/1800729257/

Ian
Ian on May 29, 2007 at 4:10 am

Another exterior photo here :–

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woody
woody on September 8, 2006 at 12:45 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
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/230987161/
exterior by day
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auditorium side wall boxes
http://www.flickr.com/photos/woody1969/230987170/
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KenRoe
KenRoe on November 9, 2005 at 7:28 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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