Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, London BB81_00030
EMPIRE THEATRE, Leicester Square, Westminster, London. Front of the Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, from the fountain. From 1887, the Empire was a famous music hall with Lydia Kyasht one of its stars, billed here as 'Europe's greatest dancer'. The theatre was replaced by the Empire Cinema in 1927-8. From the Bedford Lemere collection. Date range: 1887-1927.