The Prince Edward Theatre, situated on Old Compton Street in Soho, is one of London’s finest examples of an Art Deco theatre. Designed by Edward Stone and built in 1929 by Griggs and Son, the theatre opened in April 1930 with a production of musical comedy, Rio Rita.
In its early years, the venue was host to the London debut of the famous cabaret artist Josephine Baker, who premiered her famous ‘Bananas Dance’ on the Prince Edward stage. In the following years the theatre converted into a dance and cabaret hall, renamed the London Casino, in 1935. Shortly after this in 1935,...READ MORE