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13 November 2011

2011 – Lyric Theatre, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects In 2003, the Lyric held an international architectural competition and selected O’Donnell + Tuomey from 56 entries as the architects to design a new theatre facility. Work began...

30 July 2011

1911 – Orpheum Theatre, 283 Fort Street, Winnipeg

Architect: John D. Atchison / Kirchhoff & Rose The Orpheum Theatre, was one of the chain of Orpheum Theatres across Canada and the United States. It opened on 13 March 1911, and the...

05 April 2011

1913 – Coliseum Theatre, MacCurtain Street, Cork

Architect: Arthur & Henry H. Hill Constructed as a Picture Theatre, the Coliseum remained in used until the 1970s.

01 April 2011

1922 – Proposal for a National Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly A proposal for a new National Theatre at the top of Parnell Square, terminating the vista of O’Connell Street. In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland...

27 March 2011

1899 – Terriss Theatre, Rotherhithe, London

Architect: W.G.R. Sprague The interior decorations were in Louis XV style, cream and gold prevailing; there were two tiers only, and an absence of pillars. Became known as the Rotherhithe Hippodrome in 1907,...

27 February 2011

1884 – Lyceum Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Dudgeon Proposal for a huge theatre at the junction of Tara Street and Pearse Street (on the site of the now former Fire Station by C.J. McCarthy) that was never built,...

18 February 2011

2006 – Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford

Architect: Diamond and Schmitt Architects The restoration of Garter Lane Theatre in Waterford, Ireland (2006) preserved the historic eighteenth century Quaker meetinghouse setting of this 200-seat auditorium. Diamond and Schmitt refurbished the dressing...

02 February 2011

1876 – Design for Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire

Architect: Fred W. Roper Competitive Design for Shakespeare Memorial Theatre – later designed and built by Dodgshun & Unsworth. West Elevation with Plan published in The Building News, July 21 1876.

15 January 2011

1867 – Theatre Royal, Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson The Theatre Royal was founded by the actor Spranger Barry and was opened in 1760. It was modelled on the Crow Street Theatre in Dublin where Barry had previously...