London: Collins' Music Hall

Country: England, United Kingdom
City: London
Borough: London Borough of Islington
Location: 10-11 Islington Green

Built 1862 as "Landsdown Arms Music Hall" at the rear of the pub, "Landsdown Arms". Later renamed "Sam Collins' Music Hall". 1885 entrance and hall rebuilding by Edward Clarke. 1897 new auditorium by E. A. E. Woodrow; renamed "Collins' Theatre of Varieties". 1908 repair works after a fire, auditorium alterations (six circle boxes removed). In 1908 and during World War I also known as "Islington Hippodrome". 1911 renovations works by Lovegrove and Papworth. 1931 installation of new heating and ventilation. Destroyed by a fire in 1958. Subsequently restoration of the fašade, rebuilding for use as a bookshop.

Links: Theatres Trust,, Wikidata

London: Collins' Music Hall Front Text: inscription: "Collins Music Hall", signed: "F. Wagstaff"
Reverse Text: "'Collins' Islington Green - from the Orig. by Faith Wagstaff 1950. London's oldest Music Hall. Before being made into a Music Hall in 1861, it was a Public House called 'The Lansdowne'".
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
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London: Collins' Music Hall Front Text: "Collins's Music Hall c. 1910", inscriptions: "Rebuilt 1897", "Collins' Music Hall", sign: "Collins's"
Reverse Text: "Collins's was first opened in 1862, and was rebuilt in 1897. In 1958 it suffered a disastrous fire and was never re-opened."
Publisher: Islington Libraries Postcards Reprints; 26
Type: late 20th-century postcard reproduction of a c. 1910 photograph
Size: Classic
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London: Collins' Music Hall Front Text: "Collins' Music Hall, Islington Green, London", signed: N. Charlesworth '91
Reverse Text: "Drawn by Nicholas Charlesworth, The British Music Hall Society".
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards; C1
Size: Modern
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