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Auditorium of the Shaftesbury Theatre


Black and white photograph showing the auditorium of the Shaftesbury Theatre. The photograph is taken from the centre of the dress circle. Visible architectural elements include: orchestra pit, which is separated from the stalls by a hardwood balustrade; boxes; proscenium arch; house tabs; a scenery cloth and two flats, which together depict a forest; and the stage. The plasterwork on the boxes and above the proscenium arch can be seen clearly: the paired boxes have bowed fronts and are framed by fluted Ionic columns which rise to an entablature surmounted by a large semicircular arch covering both boxes; the spandrels over the proscenium arch contain figure reliefs and are surrounded by lattice grilles.

Image title
Auditorium of the Shaftesbury Theatre
Depicted theatre
Shaftesbury Theatre
Depiction date-
Bedford Lemere and Co Ltd