Hippodrome Theatre

North End Road,
London, NW11 7RP

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Granny_J
Granny_J on September 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

What I remember most about the Hippodrome were the stalls, which had no aisles – just continuous curves, so it was a bit like a Mexican Wave when people with mid-stalls seats arrived at the last minute. It also has a place in the heart of balletomanes, for it was here that Anna Pavlova gave her final performance, on 13 December 1930.

Mike_Blakemore
Mike_Blakemore on April 29, 2012 at 11:18 pm

The 1960’s Film Version of “The Mikado” was shot here. Using the Real “D'Oyly Carte Opera Company”

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on September 11, 2009 at 7:04 am

Vintage photographs, architects plans, memorabilia and more history can be seen here:
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Ian
Ian on September 11, 2009 at 6:50 am

Exterior and interior photos from 2009 can be found here:–

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/3467207015/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/3468020090/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/3467206081/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/3467206357/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stagedoor/3467206545/

The boxes may well have been, like the Sunderland Empire equivalents, never intended for watching the performance, but to be used as hospitality rooms where sponsors could entertain friends / clients before and after the show. They are quite large and, as pointed out above, have a terrible view of the stage.