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Frank Matcham

27 January 2014

1898 – The Metropolitan Music Hall, Paddington, London

Architect: Frank Matcham “This well-known variety theatre has just been rebuilt. It occupies the site of the previous “Metropolitan,” which was erected in 1862 on the same parcel of land occupied by the...

16 September 2012

1897 – Theatre Royal, Hawkins St., Dublin

Architect: Frank Matcham The second Theatre Royal on the same Hawkins Street site as the first, opened on December 13, 1897, and was designed by Frank Matcham. It had seating for an audience...

24 September 2009

1895 – Grand Opera House, Belfast

Architect: Frank Matcham Built between 1894-5 and damaged by bombs during the troubles and then restored, the Grand Opera House is a Belfast landmark with its ebullient and eclectic exterior. The exterior features...

16 June 2009

1906 – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Architect: Frank Matcham His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland seating over 1400. The theatre is situated on Rosemount Viaduct, opposite the City’s Union Terrace Gardens. It was designed...

08 June 2009

Phipps, Charles John (1835-97)

Born in Bath, his first major work was the rebuilding of Theatre Royal, Bath in 1862/3, after the old theatre had been destroyed by fire. Moving to London, he quickly established himself as...