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C.J. Phipps

01 February 2014

1897 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Haymarket, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps & W.H. Romaine-Walker The previous Her Majesty’s Theatre was demolished in 1892, before actor-manager Herbert Beerbohm Tree acquired the site and began to build his new venue. The Her Majesty’s...

22 December 2013

1880 – Unbuilt Proposal for Theatre Royal, Dublin

Architect: C.J. Phipps Description of proposed new theatre on site of old theatre destroyed by fire. Not built by 1884, eventually a different design by Frank Matchem was constructed. Published in The Building...

09 July 2013

1881 – Theatre Royal, Arthur St., Belfast

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon / C.J. Phipps Originally constructed by Lanyon, Lynn & Lanyon in 1871 with carving by the Fitzpatrick Brothers. It was badly damaged by fire in June 1881, reopening...

25 March 2013

1868 – Gaiety Theatre, The Strand, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps Deesigned by the theatre architect C.J. Phipps, who also designed the 1871 Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, this was a sumptuous rebuild of an existing theatre. Intended as a complete evening’s...

08 March 2013

1855 – Cork Opera House (The Athenaeum), Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson / C.J. Phipps The building, originally called ‘The Athenaeum’, was finished by early 1855. It hosted its first performance on 29 January 1855, a concert in aid of the...

11 September 2012

1877 – Design for The Church of The Sacre ‘Coeur, Montmarte, Paris

Architect: R. Phene Spier & C.J. Phipps Unsuccessful design published in The Architect, December 26th 1877. Designed as a political and cultural monument, both a national penance for the supposed excesses of the...

19 February 2010

1871 – Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin

Architect: Charles Ashworth / C.J. Phipps Recently given a new glass and steel canopy overhanging a much widened footpath on a mainly pedestrianised street, the Gaiety can now be appreciated properly. A fine...

01 September 2009

1881 – Savoy Theatre, Victoria Embankment, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps Richard D’Oyly Carte bought the site of the former Savoy Palace (later the Savoy Hospital) in 1880 to build the Savoy Theatre specifically for the production of the Gilbert and...

28 July 2009

1896 – Carlton Hotel, Pall Mall, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps The Her Majesty’s Theatre adjacent, which still stands, is only indicated in these elevations. The architect was Charles John Phipps also, and the entire site was designed as an architectural...

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