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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...

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...