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theatres

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...

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,...