The theatre auditorium block of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, as seen from the banks of the River Avon to its south, with the Old Tramway Bridge just visible to the right of frame

1880 - 1920
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire
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Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Waterside, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire
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This original building, begun in 1874 to the designs of architects Dodgshun and Unsworth and opened on the 23rd of April 1879, was gutted by fire in 1926 leaving only the Dutch-influenced modernist exterior shell, which was incorporated into the new theatre which opened in 1932. The building was restored as the Swan Theatre in 1983 - 1986, and is currently known as the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

Archival History

Donated to the collection of the National Buildings Record by a Mrs Davies, accessioned on the 4th of September 1953.


This is part of the Series: RBO01/43 Early Photographic Print Collection: Warwickshire; within the Collection: RBO01 Early Photographic Print Collection


Source: Historic England Archive

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Photographer: George Washington Wilson And Company

Donor: Davies, E


Victorian Theatre