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National Theatre


Gazetteer No. G0520

Date 1937

Address London, Greater London SW7 England


Lutyens worked on this preliminary scheme for a National Theatre with Cecil Masey in 1937. The building was to hold an audience of 1040 and was to go on a vacant island site opposite the Victoria and Albert Museum on Cromwell Road. It was, however, abandoned, as was his following scheme in 1942 for a National Theatre on the South Bank. (Amery et al, 1981, Cat no.479)


Amery, C., Richardson, M. and Stamp, G., (1981) Lutyens, the Work of the English Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944): Hayward Gallery London, 18 November 1981 – 31 January 1982. London: Arts Council of Great Britain.

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