UK – London – Walthamstow Palace Theatre

Dates: 1903 – 1960

From the Theatres Trust Database

Built in the Renaissance Style of red brick and Bath Stone by A J Bateman and designed by Wylson and Long, The Walthamstow Palace Theatre opened at the end of 1903. It had twin towers on either end of its fa├žade and an iron and glass awning over its main entrance.
The foyer had a dado of Austrian oak, a panelled and decorated ceiling and a box office of polished walnut. To the left of the box office, a broad staircase with mosaic steps and marble walls led to the balcony and, to the left, a corridor led to the stalls. The auditorium was built on a cantilever system with a gallery above the balcony and two boxes either side of the proscenium. The original interior decoration was in cream and white with gold by Boekbinder with drapery by James Schoolbred & Co.
The auditorium was lit by both electric and gas light. The stage was fitted with a fire resistant curtain and sprinkler system. A painted act drop was designed by Cecil Hicks.
The theatre was closed in 1954 and demolished in 1960.

From The Stage Guide, 1946

Box Seats: 16
Stalls: 267
Pit Stalls: 390
Dress Circle: 352
Gallery: 600

Proscenium 30ft 4in wide, height 24ft, min depth from setting line: 25ft. Height under fly galleries: 35ft. Height of grid from stage 52ft. No counterweight gear. 35 sets hemp lines. 
Elec equip:
230V D.C.
Footlights: 3 circuits with ind. dimmers. 
Four battens, each with three circuits with ind. dimmers
Four dips with ind. dimmers. 
Two spots on stands. Six floods on stands. Two f-o-h following limes. 




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