Troxy Stepney

490 Commercial Road,
London, E1 0HX

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madorganplayer on August 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Was at the Troxy last night for the opening of the WurliTzer organ and it was Fantastic.The theatre was too,but only later on did i notice that the foyer is no longer the original double height shown in the original photo.It now has a false ceiling with i presume a big void above it presumably done when the building was a bingo hall.I wonder if they have any plans to open this space back up?

Ian on November 6, 2013 at 9:23 am

Some recent photos of the Troxy (taken October 2103) here:–






JimLin on July 15, 2010 at 6:09 am

The Troxy in July 2010:

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Ken Roe on January 17, 2010 at 5:17 pm

A photograph of the auditorium, looking back from the front stalls in June 2008:
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Close-up detail of the organ grille in the splay wall, adjacent to the proscenium:
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Ian on September 9, 2007 at 4:26 pm

The Banqueting Hall is now open. These are September 2007 photos:–

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on August 20, 2006 at 12:09 pm

Mecca Bingo moved out of the former Troxy Cinema building in late May 2006 and all signage has been removed. It is to be converted into a banqueting hall.

exciterlamp on May 25, 2006 at 2:00 pm

Walter Forrest, the nephew of George Coles, told me an amusing story about the chimney of the pub referred to above. If you look at the photo you will see that the stack rises up against the side wall of the Troxy. Fire regulations dictated that the stack had to be above the level of the adjacent building. Apparently, its length and height caused such a draught that it was impossible to sit by the fire reading a newspaper without the paper being sucked up the chimney. The architects were called back to remedy the situation!

Ian on April 28, 2006 at 11:47 am

Another view of the Troxy – showing the pub that seemingly refused to go away when the cinema was designed!

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delliston on February 14, 2006 at 10:12 am

My mother who is now 80 years old used to sing on the stage at The Troxy in the early 1940s. She grew up in the East End and was one of eleven children. Her name was Annie Reed and stands only 4ft 10 inches tall, with ringlets in her hair. I would be interested to hear from anyone who maybe remembers her or if anyone has any advertising relating to the shows.