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Arts Theatre Workshop and Store

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.2079 / 52°12'28"N

Longitude: 0.1345 / 0°8'4"E

OS Eastings: 545945

OS Northings: 258775

OS Grid: TL459587

Mapcode National: GBR L79.JT1

Mapcode Global: VHHK3.8RYT

Entry Name: Arts Theatre Workshop and Store

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Last Amended: 2 November 1972

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1126148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47635

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB5

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Market

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Andrew the Less

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

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

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