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in/near Fitzrovia, existed between 1772 and 1969

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The Prince of Wales Theatre in 1903 shortly before its demolition for the building of the Scala Theatre in 1904.
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Scala Theatre was a theatre in London, sited on Charlotte Street, off Tottenham Court Road. The first theatre on the site opened in 1772, and was demolished in 1969, after being destroyed by fire.

The theatre began on this site as The New Rooms where concerts were performed, in Charlotte Street, in 1772, under the management of Francis Pasquali. Popularity, and royal patronage led to the building’s enlargement by James Wyatt, and its renaming as the King’s Concert Rooms (1780–1786). It then became Rooms for Concerts of Ancient Music and Hyde’s Rooms (1786–1802, managed by The Directors of Concerts and Ancient Music).

In 1802, a private theatre club, managed by Captain Caulfield, the "Pic-Nics" occupied the building and named it the Cognoscenti Theatre (1802–1808). It became the New Theatre (1808–1815, under Saunders and Mr J. Paul) and was extended and fitted out as a public theatre with a portico entrance, on Tottenham Street.

It continued under a succession of managers as the unsuccessful Regency Theatre (1815–1820), falling into decline. The theatre then reopened as the West London Theatre (1820–1831, under Brunton), Queen’s Theatre (1831–1833, 1835–1837, and again 1839-1865), and Fitzroy Theatre (1833–1835 and 1837–1839). The lessee of the theatre from 1843 to 1869 was a scenic artist, Charles James James, and the theatre became the home of lurid melodrama, being nicknamed The Dusthole.

In 1865, the theatre was renovated and named the ’Prince of Wales Royal Theatre’ and this continued until its demolition in 1903. The same year, in partnership with Henry Byron, Effie Marie Wilton assumed the management of the theatre, having secured as a leading actor Squire Bancroft. The house soon became noted for the successful domestic drama-comedies by Thomas William Robertson, including his series of groundbreaking realist plays.

In 1903, Dr. Edmund Distin Maddick bought the property, and adjoining properties, and enlarged the site. The main entrance was now situated on Charlotte Street, and the old portico, on Tottenham Street became the stage door. The new theatre, designed by Frank Verity, opened in 1905, as The Scala Theatre, seating 1,139 and boasting a large stage. The new venture was not particularly successful, however, and became a cinema from 1911–1918, run by Charles Urban. In 1918, F. J. Nettlefold took over and ran the premises as a theatre again.

It became known as the New Scala in 1923, with D.A. Abrahams as licensee for both staging plays and showing films, becoming owner in 1925. Amateur productions and pantomime were performed, and for a while the theatre became home to the Gang Show. During World War II, it again housed professional theatre, reverting to the Scala Theatre. After the war, under the management of Prince Littler, amateur productions returned, with Peter Pan being the annual pantomime. This continued until 1969 when, after a fire, it was demolished for the building of offices, known as Scala House. In 1964, the theatre was used by The Beatles for the concert sequences in the film A Hard Day’s Night. Today it is the site of an apartment block.

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Fitzrovia

Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.




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Adam and Eve Tearooms:   The Adam and Eve Tearooms were a fashionable Georgian watering hole.
All Souls Church:   All Souls Church is an evangelical Anglican church situated at the north end of Regent Street.
Fitzrovia:   Fitzrovia is the area lying to the west of Tottenham Court Road.
Goodge Street:   Goodge Street station on London Underground's Northern Line, opened on 22 June 1907.
Newman Arms:   The Newman Arms has been a Fitzrovia fixture for centuries.
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art:   The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England. It is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, founded in 1904 by Herbert Beerbohm Tree.
Tottenham Court Road:   Tottenham Court Road runs from St Giles' Circus (the junction of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road) north to Euston Road.
University College London:   University College London (UCL) is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London.
Warren Street:   Warren Street tube station is a London Underground station, located at the intersection of Tottenham Court Road and Euston Road. It is the nearest tube station to University College Hospital, being opposite the newly opened main building. It is also very close to Euston Square station.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fairyland:   During the period leading up to and during the First World War, 92 Tottenham Court Road was the location of a shooting range called Fairyland.
Queen's Arms (1890):   Photographed in 1890, the Queen's Arms - on the corner of Tottenham Street and Charlotte Street - lay in the heart of Fitzrovia.
Tottenham Court Road (1927):   The area through which Tottenham Court Road was built is mentioned in the Domesday Book as belonging to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alfred Mews, WC1E · Alfred Place, WC1E · All Souls Place, W1B · Bayley Street, WC1B · Berners Mews, W1T · Berners Place, W1T · Berners Street, W1D · Berners Street, W1T · Bird Street, W1T · Bolsover Street, W1W · Bourlet Close, W1W · Bromley Place, W1T · BT Tower · Byng Place, WC1E · Bywell Place, W1T · Candover Street, W1W · Capper Street, WC1E · Carburton Street, W1W · Charlotte Mews, W1T · Charlotte Place, W1T · Charlotte Street, W1T · Chenies Mews, WC1E · Chenies Street, WC1E · Chitty Street, W1T · Cleveland Street, W1T · Cleveland Street, W1W · Clipstone Mews, W1T · Clipstone Street, W1W · Coach Road, NW1 · Colville Place, W1T · Conway Mews, W1T · Conway Street, W1T · Darwin Walk, WC1E · De Walden Court, W1W · Durham Wharf Drive, TW8 · East Street, TW8 · Eastcastle Street, W1T · Eastcastle Street, W1W · Euston Road, W1T · Evelyn Yard, W1T · Falconberg Court, W1D · First Floor, W1T · Fitzroy Court, W1T · Fitzroy Mews, W1T · Fitzroy Square, W1T · Fitzroy Street, W1T · Foley Street, W1W · Goodge Place, W1T · Goodge Street, W1T · Gordon Mansions, WC1E · Gosfield Street, W1W · Gower Street, WC1E · Grafton Mews, W1T · Grafton Way, W1T · Grafton Way, WC1E · Great Castle Street, W1B · Great Castle Street, W1G · Great Castle Street, W1W · Great Chapel Street, W1F · Great Tichfield Road, W1W · Great Titchfield Street, W1 · Great Titchfield Street, W1W · Greenwell Street, W1T · Greenwell Street, W1W · Gresse Street, W1T · Hanson Street, W1W · Hanway Place, W1T · Hanway Street, W1T · Hills Place, W1F · Holland Street, W1F · Hollen Street, W1F · Howland Street, W1T · Huntley Street, WC1E · Langham Place, W1B · Langham Street, W1W · Lexington Street Cos, W1F · Little Portland Street, W1W · Little Titchen Street, W1W · Little Titchfield Street, W1W · Lowndes Court, W1F · Malet Place, WC1E · Maple Street, W1T · Margaret Court, W1W · Margaret Street, W1B · Margaret Street, W1W · Market Place, W1W · Marylebone Passage, W1W · Middleton Buildings, W1W · Middleton Place, W1W · Midford Place, W1T · Mortimer Market, W1T · Mortimer Street, W1 · Mortimer Street, W1T · Mortimer Street, W1W · Morwell Street, WC1B · Nassau Street, W1W · New Cavendish Street, W1W · Newman Passage, W1T · Newman Street, W1T · North Cloisters, WC1E · North Crescent, WC1E · North Cresent, WC1E · Ogle Street, W1W · Percy Street, W1T · Poland Street, W1F · Princess House, W1W · Queen’s Yard, W1T · Rathbone Place, W1T · Rathbone Place, WC1H · Rathbone Street, W1T · Ridgmount Gardens, WC1E · Ridgmount Street, WC1E · Riding House Street, W1B · Riding House Street, W1W · Sandringham Court, W1F · Scala Street, W1T · Soho Square, W1D · Soho Street, W1D · South Cloisters, WC1H · Stephen Mews, W1T · Stephen Street, W1T · Store Street, WC1E · Sutton Row, W1D · Third Floor, WC1E · Torrington Place, WC1E · Tottenham Court Road, W1T · Tottenham Mews, W1T · Tottenham Street, W1T · University Street, WC1E · Warren Court, NW1 · Warren Mews, W1T · Warren Street, W1T · Wells Mews, W1T · Wells Street, W1D · Wells Street, W1T · Whitfield Place, W1T · Whitfield Street, W1T · Windmill Street, W1T · Winsley Street, W1D · Winsley Street, W1W ·


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