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16 July 2010

1870 – South London Palace, Southwark, London

Architect: William Paice This was the third music-hall to succeed in London, following the Canterbury and Weston’s (Holborn Empire), was burnt down in 1869, but speedily rebuilt.It was badly damaged by enemy action...

13 July 2010

1869 – Royal Denmark Theatre & Winter Garden, Leicester Sq., London

Architect: E.C. Robins Never constructed. Originally the site of Saville House, formerly Aylesbury House of 1684, which was used for various exhibitions and entertainments from the first years of the nineteenth century. When...

08 July 2010

1905 – Walker Theatre (Burton Cummings), Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Howard C. Stone The Walker Theatre, now known as the Burton Cummings, is the city’s oldest surviving grand theatre and was built in 1905 with 2030 seats. It has been designated a...

08 July 2010

1913 – Former Rex Theatre / Epic Theatre, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: Alexander Melville Demolished in 2008, the rendered facade concealed the remains of the original ornate classical design. The interior was largely intact prior to demolition despite a report by a downtown development...

29 June 2010

1913 – Pantages Playhouse, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Architect: B. Marcus Priteca Designed by B. Marcus Priteca of Seattle, the Pantages Playhouse was the first reinforced concrete playhouse in North America. The words “Pantages Unequalled Vaudeville” are inscribed above the entrance...

01 June 2010

2006 – Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis

Architect: Jean Nouvel This building replaces the original Ralph Rapson & Associates Inc.-designed Guthrie Theater located next to the Walker Art Center Gallery Tower in the Lowry Hill neighborhood. Founded in 1963, the...

01 June 2010

1931 – Lensic Theater, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Architect: Boller Brothers Designed by the Boller Brothers of Kansas City, the old Lensic Theater has been described as “the finest theater of its time in the Southwest”. They were asked to design...

06 May 2010

1886 – Terry’s Theatre, The Strand, London

Architect: Walter Emden Published in The Building News, August 27th 1886. Terry’s Theatre was built by Walter Emden on the site of the old Coal Hole public house and music hall on the...

08 April 2010

1966 – Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott and Partners The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 as the Irish National Theatre Company. After purchasing the Mechanics Institute on Marlborough Street, they refitted it as the Abbey Theatre....