The London Palladium Opens
The now famous London Palladium opened its doors to the public on Boxing Day of 1910. The first show was a grand variety bill featuring a number of diverse acts and entertainers. The building was designed by Frank Matcham and was richly furnished in French Rococo style. The auditorium was second only in capacity to the Coliseum, and featured fantastic views from all three levels. The height of the music hall boom meant that this venue flourished.