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19 February 2010

1871 – Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin

Architect: Charles Ashworth / C.J. Phipps Recently given a new glass and steel canopy overhanging a much widened footpath on a mainly pedestrianised street, the Gaiety can now be appreciated properly. A fine...

18 February 2010

1879 – Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: R.N. Bruton Remodeled in 1897, this is, internally, the most elaborate of the remaining theatres in Dublin. A plain facade with a cast-iron canopy hides an elaborate interior complete with its gods....

17 February 2010

2010 – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind This brand new 2,111 capacity purpose built theatre was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and is due to open in March 2010. According to Studio Daniel Libeskind, “The concept...

13 January 2010

2009 – VISUAL – Centre for Contemporary Art & The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow

Architect: Terry Pawson Architects The new VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art and The George Bernard Shaw Theatre, located on the grounds of Carlow College was opened on the 26th of September 2009. The...

13 January 2010

1883 – Theatre, Corporation Street, Birmingham

Architect: William Wykes Never constructed as designed, the Grand Theatre was built in a modified form in 1883. The Theatre had a capacity of 2,200 on four levels, Stalls, Two Circles, and Gallery,...

16 December 2009

1997 – Chan Centre for Performing Arts, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Bing Thom Nestled amid the lush landscape on the University of British Columbia campus, the Chan’s distinct, cylindrical shape has become a local landmark. Its silver exterior is clad in pre-weathered zinc...

11 December 2009

1913 – Elgin & Winter Garden Theatres, Toronto, Ontario

Architect: Thomas Lamb The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres are the last surviving Edwardian stacked theatres in the world. The pair were originally built as the centrepiece of Marcus Loew’s theatre chain in...

09 December 2009

1850 – Teatro Real, Madrid

Architect: Cuatodio Moreno Madrid’s Teatro Real on the Plaza de Oriente is the home of the Madrid Symphony Orchestra and Choir as well as invited soloists, conductors and visiting opera companies from around...

25 November 2009

1780 – Théâtre de l’Odeon, Paris

Architect: P.L. Moreau, M.J. Peyre & C. deWailly Designed by Pierre Louis Moreau, who was the city architect, the Théâtre de l’Odeon was begun in 1774 as a replacement for “Comédie Française”. Constructed...