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theatres

04 September 2009

1958 – Teatro Nacional, Havana, Cuba

The National Theater of Cuba (Teatro Nacional de Cuba) is a huge modern building, decorated with works by Cuban artists. Internally here are two main theatre stages, the Avellaneda Hall (seating for 2254),...

01 September 2009

1881 – Savoy Theatre, Victoria Embankment, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps Richard D’Oyly Carte bought the site of the former Savoy Palace (later the Savoy Hospital) in 1880 to build the Savoy Theatre specifically for the production of the Gilbert and...

21 July 2009

1881 – Royal Princess Theatre, Oxford Street, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps The Pricess’s Theatre between Winsley Street and Wells Street, Oxford Street. The theatre was demolished in 1931 to make way for a large Woolworth store, which itself was replaced by...

14 July 2009

1878 – Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds, Yorkshire

Architect: George Corson As published in The Building News, May 4th 1877. Opened on 18 November 1878. The exterior is in a mixture of Romanesque and Scottish baronial styles, while the interior has...

24 June 2009

1884 – Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire

Architect: Dodgshun & Unsworth Designed by William Unsworth after a competition, the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon was destroyed by fire in 1926 and replaced in 1932 with the present Royal Shakespeare Theatre....

16 June 2009

1906 – His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen

Architect: Frank Matcham His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen, is the largest theatre in north-east Scotland seating over 1400. The theatre is situated on Rosemount Viaduct, opposite the City’s Union Terrace Gardens. It was designed...

11 June 2009

1895 – Concert Hall, Solothurn, Switzerland

Architect: Alex Koch Published in Academy Architecture and Annual Architectual Review 1895

10 June 2009

1925 – Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Architects: W. & T. R. Milburn

09 June 2009

2004 – Wales Millennium Center, Cardiff

Architect: Percy Thomas Partnership Opened in November 2004, the Wales Millennium Center has hosted performances of opera, ballet, dance and musicals. The building comprises two theatres, shops, bars and restaurants, and seven resident...