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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...

31 March 2014

1899 – Theatre of Varieties, Kilburn, London

Architect: Palgrave & Co. “This plate illustrates the design of a proposed new Palace of Varieties, which is about to be commenced, with some slight modification in the elevation, on the site of...

20 February 2014

1898 – Palace Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire

Architect: J.T. Wimperis & Arber The Palace Theatre of Varieties was opened on 11th December 1899, and was designed by Wimperis & Arbour, assisted by W.G.R. Sprague. Operated as a variety theatre, it...

04 February 2014

1898 – Queen’s Theatre, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: Hope & Maxwell The Queen’s Theatre auditorium could accommodate 3,500 people, and as reported in the Leeds Mercury, ‘the interior decorations, and the appearance of the theatre will be found not only...

03 February 2014

1898 – Royal Music Hall, Holborn, London

Architect: Ernest Runtz Originally opened as Weston’s Music Hall on 16 November 1857 at 242-245 High Holborn. The theatre was renamed the Royal Music Hall in 1868, and then changed names again in...

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...

10 December 2013

1885 – Opéra de Nice, Nice, France

Architect: Francois Aune After the previous opera house on this site burned down after a gas explosion during a performance in 1881, andarchitectural competition was held for a new building. Francois Aune, a...

11 July 2013

1915 – Coliseum Theatre, Henry St., Dublin

Architect: Bertie Crewe & Francis Bergin This theatre was opened in April 1915 and destroyed in the 1916 Easter Rising. Shown here, in a photograph from the Capuchin Archive after its destruction. Also...

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...