Shepherd's Bush Pavilion

Frank T. Verity, London, 1923


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General view of the pavilion 

F. R. Yerbury     Download Original

  • General view of the pavilion    
  • View of main elevation across the park    
  • The front of the pavilions looking towards the entrance    
  • The main entrance    
  • Interior of the auditorium showing the large seating area    
  • The main auditorium and ornamental arch decoration    
  • View from the balcony showing the ceiling and ornamental arch    
  • Decorative scheme underneath the balcony    
  • Detail of the ironwork and lighting    
  • Entrance level plan    
  • Longitudinal section    
  • Section and elevation of main entrance facade    

Public cinema in west London to seating up to 1,200 people

The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion was designed with a high classical Roman design in mind.

The exterior elevations are characterised by red bricks, which make up a stone design. The entrance is a square tower with bold cornices and a roman archway. Its base is made from girt stone. Columns support this arch and accenuate the entrance, as do the pedimented window openings on each side.

The entrance leads to a vesitbule, where a staircase offers variously levelled entrances into the main gallery. Its style is Augustan.

The main gallery can hold up to 1,200 persons. The plan is laid out as a central nave with flankings, in a Basilican style.

The interior is less restrained in its design. Lighting is provided by Classic lamps of a rose-coloured glow, set in plenum openings. The ceiling is arched with ornamental plasterwork defining its curvature. There is continuity in the decorative scheme, which is maintain in borderlines and blocks of pattern


  • Completed: 1923
  • Floor area: 9,266m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Address: Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, 58 Shepherds Bush Green, London, W12 8QE, United Kingdom

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