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1907 – Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Belfast

Architect: Bertie Crewe


The Royal Hippodrome Theatre was constructed beside the Grand Opera House in 1908-07. Later renovated in the 1960s as a Odeon cinema, it lost much of its original architectural detail. although it suffered an unsympathetic renovation in 1960, when much of the façade was unsympathetically altered. Later demolished and the site redeveloped as a hotel and extension for the adjacent Opera House.

Bertie Crewe was a London theatre architect who produced few works in Ireland, including: a proposal for South Anne Street in Dublin; and a completed building, the Coliseum on Henry Street in Dublin. This theatre was opened in April 1915 and destroyed in the 1916 Easter Rising.

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