Theatrical Urban Fold

London Coliseum Loading Door

Following the theatrical theme from the previous post, here are a couple of pictures taken in Bedfordbury, behind St. Martins Lane, of the stage door to the English National Opera at the London Coliseum. As with a number of London theatres the tightness of the site means that loading bays for scenery reveal the stage directly to the street, circumnavigating the elaborate and extended progression the audience normally encounters on their way to the auditorium. The tall thin doors of the Cambridge Theatre provide a similarly abrupt connection, as did the old arrangement at the Royal Opera House. It is always a great pleasure to find one of these doors open.

London Coliseum Loading Door

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