Plymouth: Theatre Royal (old)

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Devon
City: Plymouth
Location: Lockyer Street / Athenaeum Place

Built 1811-1813 by John Foulston and George Wightwick, as part of a civic centre "The Royal Hotel, Assembly Rooms, and Theatre" comprising a club, dining-room, assembly hall, hotel, and stables, all built around a courtyard and entered through a portico. The theatre occupied the right-hand wing. 1200 seats. Demolished in 1937 in favour of a cinema building ("Reel Cinema").

[1979-1982 a new "Theatre Royal" was built at another site on Royal Parade.]

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Plymouth: Theatre Royal (old) Front Text: "Plymouth, Theatre Royal", inscription on portico: "Theatre Royal", right sign: "Theatre Royal, Re-furbishing by Popham - Badford", advertisement on streetcar: "Beechwood Hams & Breakfast Bacon - Always choice and mild"
Publisher: Raphael Tuck's & Sons; "Town and City" Series; No. 2026 - Plymouth
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Plymouth to London, 1905

Plymouth: Theatre Royal (old) Front Text: "Theatre Royal and Derry's Clock, Plymouth", inscription on left portico: "Royal Hotel", inscription on right portico: "Theatre Royal"
Publisher: Valentine's Series; 53268 J.V.
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Plymouth to Portsmouth, 1913

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