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04 February 2015

1941 – Open Air Theatre, Achill, Co. Mayo

Architect: Noel W. Moffett Designed for for Major D.J. Freyer, a member of the International Folk-Dance Committee, and whose home, Corrymore Hous, was adjacent. According to The Irish Builder, Freyer’s intention was ‘to...

02 February 2015

1788 – Unbuilt Design for Theatre, Limerick

Architect: James Lewis In the second volume of his Original Designs in Architecture, published in 1797, James Lewis included several designs for buildings in Ireland including this proposed theatre, ‘to be erected on...

26 January 2015

1921 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: J.E.O. Pridmore When the State Theatre opened in 1921, it was considered the most technologically advanced and elaborate theatre in the United States. It was designed by Chicago architect J.E.O. Pridmore in...

26 January 2015

1921 – Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Opened October 16, 1921, originally named the Hennepin Theater. The theater actually consists of two separate structures: a long, fingerlike lobby that extends back from a narrow facade along Hennepin Avenue, and the...

09 May 2014

1898 – New Palace Theatre, and Great Western Hotel, Plymouth

Architect: J.T. Wimperis & Arber Unlike many Victorian buildings, this 1898 theatre survived the blitz on Plymouth during the Second World War and operated as a nightclub until 2006. Now increasingly derelict and...

07 May 2014

1898 – Grand Theatre, Luton, Bedfordshire

Architect: Charles Herbert Shoppee Built adjacent to the swimming baths of 1872, the Grand Theatre was opened on 10th December 1898 with a performance by Lily Langtree. It was designed by London based...

01 May 2014

1898 – Theatre Royal, Chatham, Kent

Architect: George E. Bond A was a 3,000 seat theatre built in 1899 and closed in 1955 and was converted into shops and a warehouse. In the late 1980s a campaign was started...

29 April 2014

1899 – Design for Opera House, Norwich, Norfolk

Architect: Ernest Runtz Although this design was not constructed, a similarly planned building designed by W.G.R. Sprague opened in 1903. By 1906, it had been renamed the Hippodrome and had became a variety...

03 April 2014

2013 – Garage Theatre, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Oppermann Associates & Hawkins Brown Architects Built as part of a new education campus, the Garage Theatre is a modern uncompromising building with large picture windows to provide views across the surrounding...