Circus building postcard London Alhambra Palace

Alhambra Palace, London

Nowadays the famous cinema Odeon Leicester Square stand on the site where on the 3rd of April 1856 the Alhambra Palace was opened. A conversion of the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art which had been in use for only two years. In the reconstruction a circus ring was fitted. In 1860 there was another refurbishment. A proscenium arch and a stage were added and on the 10th of December 1860 the building re-opened as the Alhambra Palace Music Hall.

The theatre was closed on the 1st of September 1936 and demolished. The current Odeon Cinema opened on 2nd of November 1937.

Circus building postcard London Alhambra Palace
London Alhambra Theatre
London Alhambra Theatre Charing Cross road entrance. Image courtesy of The-Circus-Collection.Com