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The Lyceum Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Crewe, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.0989 / 53°5'55"N

Longitude: -2.4404 / 2°26'25"W

OS Eastings: 370610

OS Northings: 355832

OS Grid: SJ706558

Mapcode National: GBR 7X.8V03

Mapcode Global: WH9B5.HC4P

Plus Code: 9C5V3HX5+HV

Entry Name: The Lyceum Theatre

Listing Date: 6 July 1976

Last Amended: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138678

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56693

Also known as: Opera House
Crewe Lyceum Theatre

ID on this website: 101138678

Location: Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire, CW1

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Crewe

Built-Up Area: Crewe

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Crewe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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2/50 The Lyceum Theatre
(formerly listed as
6.7.76 Crewe Theatre)


Theatre, 1887 substantially rebuilt 1910 (in gable
lunette) by Albert Winstanley. Accrington type red bricks with slate
roof, 3-storey, 5-bay gabled facade with red brick 2-storey 4-bay
section of adjoining terrace east forming the offices. 4 pairs of
bolection-moulded 2-panel doors to auditorium and 2½ pairs of glazed
doors to east wing foyer. Gabled facade divided vertically by brick
pilasters of varying width to quoins and between windows; these start
at the first floor level terra cotta string course. Windows mainly
sashes, with moulded terra cotta sills and keystone, in groups of
three to outer bays, single to second and fourth bays and are similar
at first and second floor level. The centre bay has a pair of sashes
at first floor level with wide lunette window above. There is an
eaves level string course across the three centre bays. The gable
apex has large sunken plastered lunette panel inscribed Lyceum Theatre
with the date. Stone gable coping and pilaster caps. East wing has
sashes with moulded reveals, stone sills and heads in Caernarvon style
and a moulded modillion cornice.
Interior: The auditorium has dress circle, gallery and boxes fronted
by richly moulded plasterwork based on cartouches and reclining
figures. The proscenium arch and large ceiling rose have plasterwork
of equally high quality.

Listing NGR: SJ7061055832

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