Th. built in Kingsway, London, in 1911 by Oscar Hammerstein I as home for resident opera co. After 2 seasons it closed, becoming variety th. under name Stoll. Vladimir Rosing staged an opera season in 1915 (giving f.p. in England of Queen of Spades). It. opera seasons 1949 and 1952–7, Zagreb Opera visit 1955, Porgy and Bess 1953. Now demolished.