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Theatre, theatre Royal

A Grade I Listed Building in Westgate, Newcastle upon Tyne

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Latitude: 54.9728 / 54°58'21"N

Longitude: -1.6119 / 1°36'42"W

OS Eastings: 424942

OS Northings: 564307

OS Grid: NZ249643

Mapcode National: GBR SPH.NT

Mapcode Global: WHC3R.68PN

Plus Code: 9C6WX9FQ+46

Entry Name: Theatre, theatre Royal

Listing Date: 14 June 1954

Last Amended: 17 December 1971

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145840

English Heritage Legacy ID: 304613

Location: Monument, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1

County: Newcastle upon Tyne

Electoral Ward/Division: Westgate

Built-Up Area: Newcastle upon Tyne

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Newcastle St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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NZ 2464 SE, 20/296

Nos. 1 to 9 odd. (Theatre)
Right return of Theatre Royal, Grey Street (q.v.).




NZ 2464 SE, 20/296,

GREY STREET (east side),
No. 98 (Theatre Royal)

12/11/65 and 14/6/54



Theatre. 1837 by Benjamin Green for Richard Grainger. Sandstone ashlar; Welsh
slate roof. Classical style. 2 storeys, 7 windows. Full-height hexastyle
Corinthian portico, the outer columns paired, with high plinths; pediment
containing Royal arms by Tate. 3 bays behind contain range of entrance doors and
overlights (one with art nouveau grille 'UPPER CIRCLE') under round-headed windows
in pilastered addition with balustraded balcony dated 1901. Round-headed windows
above have keyed surrounds. Bracketed pedimented architraves to windows in bays
flanking portico; outer bays have public house at left (included in Nos. 9-17
Market Street (q.v.) but described here to complete the composition), and booking
office at right and sashes above with balustrades, architraves and bracketed
pediments. Top balustrade and parapet. Interior re-modelled in 1901 by Matcham
in richly-ornamented style. Three tiers of balconies and boxes with bombee balustrades
richly stuccoed. Carved proscenium arch and ornamental plaster ceiling.

Listing NGR: NZ2494164300

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