I am researching/collecting information about the Camberwell Palace for an eventual publication. I would be very grateful for any material.i.e. posters, programmes and photos you may have. Scanned versions, are fine and you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
I would also like to hear your memories of visiting the Camberwell Palace for a show, pantomime or even messing around inside after it was closed.
Thanks very much , John
Part of the Southwark Art Colllection, GA1010.
This painting of Camberwell Palace is by William Keddie Forrester dated 1957. He lived in Dulwich and painted many scenes from the local area.
It was located on the corner of Denmark Hill and Orpheus Street, opposite the Post Office.
It was built in 1898/1899 and closed in 1956 and was demolished shortly after. It was mostly a variety hall and in it’s later days featured girlie shows mixed with variety acts. A sad end to a fine looking theatre.
A shop window poster for Camberwell Palace for week commencing 15th May 1950.
Just for clarification, the Pub shown on the right was the Bulls Head later renamed The Metropole after the Metropole theatre on the corner of Denmark Hill and Coldharbour Lane was built in the 1890s. It was demolished in the 1920s for at first the Bijou picture palace then of course the Post Office. More on the Bulls head here