Birth Place of British Ballet - Ladbroke Road, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.293 W 000° 11.929
30U E 694399 N 5709692
Quick Description: This blue plaque is on the north side of Ladbroke Grove attached to one of the buildings at the Kensington Temple.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/12/2012 5:35:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMF2MD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member miatabug
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Long Description:

The plaque reads:

 


Here was
the birthplace
of British ballet
Home of
The Ballet Club
and
The Ballet Rambert
founded by his wife
Dame
Marie Rambert
1888 - 1982
 

 

The London Remembers website (visit link) tells us:

"This building was erected in 1851 as a school by the Congregationalists of the adjoining Horbury Chapel. The architect was John Tarring. It was subsequently used as a church hall and then as a sculptor's studio to 1929 before becoming the home of Madame Rambert's Russian School of Dancing. After extensive alterations in 1930-1 it became known as 'Ballet Club' and was subsequently named The Mercury Theatre. It is now occupied by the Rambert School of Ballet, but has not been used for ballet performances since 1965."

Blue Plaque managing agency: Unknown

Individual Recognized: The Birthplace of Britiah Ballet

Physical Address:
Ladbroke Road
London, United Kingdom


Web Address: [Web Link]

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