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Facade of the Old Vic Theatre


Black and white newspaper photograph of the facade of the Old Vic Theatre within a streetscape, plus caption text. The photograph is taken from opposite one corner of the theatre so that the side elevation can also be seen. The facade features a simple canopy surmounted by two large finials, above which a two storey frontage in five bays rises to an entablature crowned by a small broken pediment. A notable element of the side elevation is the blind arcade of recessed round arches that ornament its upper storeys. According to the text, the photograph was taken 'after the removal of the builder's scaffolding', repairs having been undertaken following bomb damage to the theatre.

Image title
Facade of the Old Vic Theatre
Depicted theatre
Royal Victoria Hall & Coffee Tavern
Depiction date
The Times