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23 October 2009

1872 – Grand Theatre, Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France

Architect: Léon Rohard Hidden away in a maze of narrow streets. it is difficult to appreciate the exterior design of the Grand Theatre. The interior is suitably ornate and imposing with balconies and...

07 October 2009

1929 – Teatro Lope de Vega, Seville, Spain

This neo-baroque theatre is named after the famous 16th century Spanish playwright, often called the Spanish Shakespeare, who wrote more than 1,500 plays. Like most of the buildings in this area of the...

02 October 2009

1846 – Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon

Architect: Fortunato Lodi The theatre was built on the site of the old Estaus Palace, built around 1450 as a lodging for foreign dignitaries and noblemen visiting Lisbon. In the 16th century, when...

02 October 2009

1793 – Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos, Lisbon

Architect: José da Costa e Silva The Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos is Lisbon’s opera house and was opened in 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House,...

02 October 2009

1918 – Sao Jorgo National Theatre, Porto

Architect: José Marques da Silva The first Sà£o Joà£o Theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1908. A rebuilding project started in 1911 under the direction of Porto architect José Marques da Silva....

28 September 2009

2002 – Market Place Arts Centre, Armagh

Architect: Glenn Howells The Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre is Armagh’s state of the art cultural and conference facility in the heart of this historic city, in the city’s old Market Place....

24 September 2009

1895 – Grand Opera House, Belfast

Architect: Frank Matcham Built between 1894-5 and damaged by bombs during the troubles and then restored, the Grand Opera House is a Belfast landmark with its ebullient and eclectic exterior. The exterior features...

22 September 2009

1926 – Fargo Theatre, Fargo, North Dakota

Architect: Liebenburg & Kaplan / Buechner & Orth Added to the National Register in 1982, the Fargo Theatre is a well preserved vaudeville venue. Originally built in 1926, in 1937 the interior was...

16 September 2009

1927 – Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Architect: Meyer & Holler Built in 1927 by a partnership headed by Sid Grauman, the Chinese was intended to be the world’s greatest theatre. From 1973 through 2001, the theater was known as...