The Apollo Theatre was designed by architect Lewin Sharp specifically for musical theatre, and opened in Shaftesbury Avenue in February 1901 — making it the fourth legitimate theatre in the street.
The brick building includes a four-level auditorium with an ornate plaster shallow-domed ceiling, three cantilevered balconies and a first-floor central loggia. The use of cantilevers to eliminate the need for columns in the auditorium was an innovation at the time.
Our work has included strategic advice, options reviews, and structural surveys, reports and analysis.
Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK
Monaghan Blythe & Hopkins