Friday, April 02, 2010

Deptford and Lewisham Music Halls

Spent some time today browsing through London Theatres and Music Halls, 1850-1950 by Diana Howard (Library Association 1970). Here's a list of the venues licensed as places of entertainment in Deptford, New Cross and other parts of what is now the borough of Lewisham. Some of them, such as the New Cross Empire or the Broadway Theatre, were large purpose built theatres. Others were just function rooms above pubs licensed for music and dancing.

Amersham Hall, 411 New Cross Road (licensed from 1885-1903), known as the Conservative Club Hall until 1888

Bee Hive Public House, 18 Wellington Street, Deptford (licensed from 1852-9)

Black Bull Public House, Lewisham High Road (1859-60)

Broadway Theatre, Deptford Broadway (1867-1911)

Brookdale Hall, Brookdale Road, Catford (1886-7)

Crystal Palace Theatre, Sydenham (1890-1900), capacity 1739

Deptford Theatre, Church Street, Deptford (1840-1857) - also known as the Royal Deptford Theatre, the site was known as Theatre Wharf by 1895. Later site of Oxford Arms then Birds Nest pub.

Foresters Hall, Raglan Street, Forest Hill (1869-1887), capacity 300

Fountain Public House, Deptford Broadway (1874-1888), also known as Old Fountain Public House and Music Hall

Globe Public House, Lower Road, Deptford (1859-1882)

Golden Lion Public House and Palace of Varieties, 14 Sydenham Road (1855-1897)

Kings Head Public House, Church Street, Deptford (1854-1879)

Lewisham Hippodrome, 135-9 Rushey Green, Catford - pictured below (1911-1940s)

New Cross Empire, corner of New Cross Road and Watson's Street (opened 1899), 2000 capacity.

Ordnance Arms Public House, 37 Lewisham Road (1866-91) - 1st floor room above a pub

Sir John Falstaff Public House, Deptford (1847-53)

Swiss Cottage Public House, Stanstead Road, Forest Hill (1872-1891)

Trinity Arms Public House, Church Street, Deptford (1866-1867)

White Hart Public House, New Cross Road (1876-1889)

White Swan Public House, Deptford High Street (1846-1891)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Im trying to find some photos of The Kings Head, Church Street. Can anyone help please.