Design for a theatre for Margaret Morris, Chelsea, London

M343 Design for a theatre for Margaret Morris, Chelsea, London

Address: London
Date: 1920
Client: Margaret Morris
Authorship: Authorship category 1 (Mackintosh) (Mackintosh)

Mackintosh's unrealised design for a small theatre for the dancer and teacher Margaret Morris was intended for a site in Chelsea. Its striking elevation is reminiscent of Vienna Secession-influenced buildings of 20 years earlier, and the shape of its auditorium recalls Mackintosh's unrealised design for a concert hall for the 1901 Glasgow International Exhibition.

Authorship: Drawings for the theatre are signed by Mackintosh, though he was probably not the draughtsman. Mackintosh's 1920 diary records meetings with Margaret Morris.

Status: Unbuilt