Lyceum Theatre / Lyceum Theatre (Including Number 9)

Date:
18 Aug 2002
Location:
Lyceum Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2LA
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Lyceum Theatre (Including Number 9), Tudor Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2LA
Reference:
IOE01/07528/23
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SHEFFIELD

SK3587SE TUDOR SQUARE 784-1/25/718 Lyceum Theatre 15/11/72 (Formerly Listed as: TUDOR STREET Lyceum Theatre (including No 9))

II*

Theatre (No.9 no longer exists). 1897. Restored 1988-90. By WGR Sprague. Brick with stucco front and painted ashlar dressings. Roof not visible. EXTERIOR: rusticated ground floor, quoins, intermediate cornices, eaves cornices, open balustrade with dies and ball finials. 3 storeys plus attics; 6 bays. Round corner entrance tower, topped with dome and figure on ball finial, has intermediate cornices and 3 round-headed windows and above, 3 round windows, divided by pilasters. Attic storey has 6 deeply recessed plain sashes. Ground floor has 3 flat-headed double doors flanked by pilasters, with overlights and segmental pediments. First floor, divided by fluted pilasters, has 6 cross casements with moulded panels above them with semicircular or triangular pediments. Second floor, divided by terms, has six 2-light casements with cornices. Attic storey has 6 round-headed openings with keystones and elaborate scrollwork, each with a 2-light casement. Ground floor has 3 moulded round-arched entrances flanked by pilasters, with keystones and fanlights. Between them, moulded round-headed niches. Plainer rear elevation, 3 storeys, has irregular fenestration, and 2 round-arched doorways, one of them with curved steps. INTERIOR: auditorium has elaborate plasterwork decoration. Square headed proscenium with crest above, coved panelled ceiling with central boss. 3 side bays divided by double columns on the first floor and panelled pilasters above and below. Adjoining the stage, panelled strips with figures in niches on the first floor. Openings with shaped heads, those to the first floor with tympanums. Ornamented boxes, that to the first floor bow fronted. 2 curved galleries with elaborate ornament. A notable example of a theatre of the period, with a largely unaltered interior. (Publicity handout produced in connection with restoration appeal).

Listing NGR: SK3557487201

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\West_Barbara A IOE Records for West, Barbara A; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mrs Barbara A West. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: West, Barbara A

Rights Holder: West, Barbara A

Keywords

Ashlar, Brick, Stucco, Victorian Theatre, Recreational, Music Speech And Dance Venue