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The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

 

London Hippodrome

Grid and Fly Tower in 2003

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The Fly Tower is still structurally complete, however the fly rails have gone and the stage is roofed in at the first level. The grid is still complete with much of its original machinery. Ancient pulleys that once lifted hundreds of flats and cloths now sit forlorn on their wooden rafters.

Above - Fly tower above false ceiling showing the missing fly rail and fly ropes hanging down unattached.

Above - Fly tower above false ceiling showing the underside of the grid, the missing fly rail with fly ropes hanging down unattached.

Above - Proscenium from above the false ceiling over the stage, showing the Safety Curtain runner, sadly the curtain itself is no longer there.

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