ARTS THEATRE WORKSHOP AND STORE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1126148
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1950
Date of most recent amendment:
02-Nov-1972
Statutory Address:
ARTS THEATRE WORKSHOP AND STORE, 36, NEWMARKET ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ARTS THEATRE WORKSHOP AND STORE, 36, NEWMARKET ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
Cambridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 45945 58775

Details

NEWMARKET ROAD 1. 942 (South Side) No 36 (Arts Theatre Workshop and Store) (Formerly listed as Former Festival Theatre)

TL 4558 NE 5/109A 26.4.50. II*

2. Former Theatre Royal. 1816. Built at Barnwell because of prohibition in the University town. The interior is a virtually complete example of a Georgian theatre with a three-tiered horsehoe auditorium with the galleries supported on cast iron columns. There is no sign of the original decoration to the fronts of the galleries, but a painting of the Royal Arms remains above the proscenium. The theatre was closed in the C19 and used as a Nonconformist chapel, but it was reopened and again closed in the years between the two wars. Altered c1926 for Terence Gray by Harold Ridge and Norman Marshall, with the removal of the proscenium arch and the introduction of a cyclorama and a revolving stage. This was one of the earliest uses of this type of modern stage technology pioneered by Gordon Craig in the 1920s (RCHM 277).

Listing NGR: TL4594558775

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
47635
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge, (1959)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16263/08
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