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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1255233



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


District: City of Nottingham

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 12-Jul-1972

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 458923

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SK5740SW UPPER PARLIAMENT STREET 646-1/14/661 (North side) 12/07/72 Theatre Royal


Theatre. 1865. By CJ Phipps for W & J Lambert. Remodelled 1897-98 by Frank Matcham for Robert Arthur and Henry Moss. Restored and remodelled 1976-78 by Renton Howard Wood Levin Partnership. The front elevation and most of the auditorium were retained. Stucco front, the remainder white tile cladding with metal roofing. Front, 2 storeys, 9 window range, has a Corinthian portico, 5 bays, with dentillated cornice. Renewed pendant lamps in each bay. Blind attic storey with panelled pilasters topped with urns. Front, divided by pilasters, has 5 round-arched double doors with elongated keystones. Above, 5 similar openings with French windows with cast-iron balconies. Side bays, topped with cornice and balustrade, have 2 similar transomed windows on each floor. Right return has 2 windows on each floor, the left return, single window and door. INTERIOR: foyers, bars, box office and concrete dogleg main stair, all 1977. Circular auditorium with shallow domed ceiling, 1865, and 3 cantilever balconies, 1897, with their original decoration. Boxes, proscenium and rear screen to dress circle, 1977. Some original wooden roof structure to auditorium, with winch for chandelier. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 239-240; Theatre Royal : A theatrical and architectural history: Benyon R: Nottingham: 1978-).

Listing NGR: SK5710940109

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Benyon, R , Theatre Royal A Theatrical and Architectural History, (1978)
Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire, (1979), 239-240

National Grid Reference: SK 57109 40109


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