The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, London


The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, London


The Britannia was built by theatre architects Finch Hill & Edward Lewis Paraire and opened on Monday the 8th of November 1858. Located in the east end of London, the Britannia was one of the most important 'Saloon Theatres' of its period. Originally there had been a 'Saloon Theatre' behind the Britannia Public House built for Samuel Lane. This was so successful that in 1858 Lane commissioned Finch Hill & Paraire who had previously built a number of early music halls, to build him a new Theatre with a horse-shoe shaped auditorium. Hoxton.

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