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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 fa├žade 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.