A/18/003 Lewisham Hippodrome Theatre Collection


This collection contains 2 programmes for the Hippodrome Theatre, Lewisham. Lewisham Hippodrome, was at 135 - 137 Rushey Green, Catford. The photograph is c. 1912 The Hippodrome music hall, which was designed by Frank Matcham, opened in 1911. With a capacity of 3,222 it was clearly a sign that Catford had reached maturity as a suburb. Until the Corbett Estate had added more than 15,000 to the population in the previous decade such a huge theatre could not have been expected to pay its way. Even allowing for a large potential audience at its doors, the Hippodrome struggled to survive, taking several diversions into straight drama and films before closing in 1959. It was demolished in 1960.
Acquired by: Donation
Access: This is only a collection level listing access is restricted; contact the Local History and Archives Centre.
Date of accession: 12 February 2018
Accession number: A/18/3
Covering Dates: c. 1940
Extent: 2 Items


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