Metropolitan Theatre

Photo:Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road 1958

Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road 1958

City of Westminster Archives

Photo:Interior of the Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road showing the stage and part of auditorium 1910

Interior of the Metropolitan Theatre, Edgware Road showing the stage and part of auditorium 1910

Copy of an etching by Ian Strong

By Georgina Colbeck

This photograph on the right shows the exterior view of the Metropolitan Theatre. Marie Lloyd, a well known English music hall singer who had a somewhat scandalous reputation, performed at this theatre which was located on Edgware Road. It was demolished in 1963.

This page was added on 10/07/2012.
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Yes I remember the Metropolitan, Edgware Road. My nan who lived in Church Street often used to speak of waiting outside the stage door which used to be in an alley at the side of the theatre to see the "stars" as they came out. Her favorite was Marie Lloyd. Max Miller also performed there. The police station backs on to it now. As a kid I remember going to see Pantomimes there. The shining brasses of the door furniture and handrails are still vivid in my mind and the carpet and curtains were burgandy.

By Valerie Jean Fletcher
On 10/10/2012

Remember this place so well. I went to watch all the sciffle band competitions plus a lot of other shows, including Chas McDevitt and Nancy Wisker, Ice pantomimes, etc, anyone else remember them? 6d to sit up in the Gods. Great days of entertainment!

By roy dalby
On 19/10/2012

I remember this place well. I was born and lived in the Paddington end of Westbourne Terrace until it was demolished. When I was a kid my Dad used to take me to the Met on Saturday nights. Up in the Gods. Incidentally my uncle was a copper at Harrow Road police station and appeared in the Blue Lamp as an extra. I'm now writing a memoir of my childhood for my grandson!

By Harry Baker
On 30/05/2013

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