UK – London – Astoria Theatre

London Astoria Theatre (from Wikipedia. Photo by C Ford, March 2004)

Cinema: 1927 – 1976
Live Performance Venue:
1976 – 2009
157 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EN

Demolished in 2009

From British Theatre Directory 1978:
Proprietors: Cooney-Marsh Theatres Ltd
Theatre Controller: Brian Rix, C.B.E.
Administrator: Peter Lait
Theatre Manager: Rebekah Levy
Seats 1,177. 2 bars.
Pros.opening 14.63m;
Height of Pros.: 9.42m;
Wing widths: PS 0.76m; OP 0.76m;
Height of grid: 14.44m
Flying height: 14.29m

Switchboard: Compact 120
Sound Equipment: Cue Call Stage to Dressing Rooms
Dressing Rooms: 12. Accom. 36
Projection Facilities

From British Theatre Directory 1987:
Seats presently 855 can rise to 1100 suitable for musicals.
Switchboard: Rank Strand Compact 120, 260 memories
Chase & sound to light facilities through matrix system
Dressing rooms: 12 to accommodate 36 and band room for 20. 

Links to information about equipment at Astoria Theatre, London over the years

  • Compact (CMS) (Strand)
  • Documents


    Arthur Lloyd: Astoria Theatre 
    [External Website]
    From Arthur Lloyd website

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    Past Productions:

    • Converted into a live music venue
    • Lennon (11 February 1985 – )
    • The Hired Man (31 October 1984 – ) 5 months
    • January 1984 – The Astoria was put up for sale for £600,000 by owner Laurie Marsh
    • Jukebox (July 14 1983 – ?December 1983) – The history of rock and roll music in a musical
    • Ipi Tombi (28 Feb 1980 – ) transferred from the Cambridge Theatre
    • Beatlemania (Oct 18 1979 – ?)
    • Grease () starring Tracey Ullman & Su Pollard, ran for 3 months
    • Elvis The Musical (Nov 28 1977 – )