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Theatre Royal

A Grade I Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2405 / 52°14'25"N

Longitude: 0.7172 / 0°43'1"E

OS Eastings: 585618

OS Northings: 263740

OS Grid: TL856637

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.G51

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.DY08

Entry Name: Theatre Royal

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1142285

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467717

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8563NE WESTGATE STREET
639-1/11/687 (South side)
07/08/52 Theatre Royal

GV I

Theatre. 1819; later used as a warehouse, but restored and
re-opened as a theatre in 1965. By William Wilkins. In white
brick and stucco with slate roof.
EXTERIOR: the auditorium has a gabled end in white brick, with
a 3-light small-paned sash window set in a semicircular arched
recess. This rises above a stuccoed flat-roofed entrance foyer
in 2 tiers, with a triglyph frieze and cornice to the lower
part of the front, which is divided into 3 bays by plain
pilasters, doubled at the corners. The 2 outer bays have
small-paned semicircular arched windows and the central bay
has double entrance doors with a semicircular fanlight. The
windows and fanlight all have radiating glazing-bars. Lower
side wings flank the foyer, each with 2 semicircular arched
openings, one with a small-paned window, the other with a
doorway.
INTERIOR: the circular auditorium has 2 tiers of galleries
above, supported on slender reeded cast-iron columns with
acanthus-leaf capitals. The original Etruscan style decoration
to the fronts of the galleries has been restored. The stage
has a door at each side and figured marble pilasters. The
foyer has a pair of matching fireplaces on the rear walls: the
slightly raised cast-iron grates have reeded surrounds and
moulded architraves with dentil cornices. Domed ceiling.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 151;
Statham M: The Book of Bury St Edmunds: Buckingham: 1988-:
109-110).


Listing NGR: TL8563563748

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