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The Theatre Royal

A Grade II Listed Building in Central, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5516 / 53°33'5"N

Longitude: -1.4821 / 1°28'55"W

OS Eastings: 434409

OS Northings: 406230

OS Grid: SE344062

Mapcode National: GBR LW2C.XL

Mapcode Global: WHDCQ.6ZHN

Entry Name: The Theatre Royal

Listing Date: 10 June 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333764

Location: Barnsley, S70

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barnsley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barnsley St George's Parish Centre

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

(west side),
9/75 Barnsley
The Theatre Royal
- II
Theatre, now Bingo hall. Opened 29th December 1898. By Walter Emden of
London, supervised by Herbert Crawshaw. Rock-faced stone with ashlar dressings.
Roof not visible. 3 storeys. Classical style. Near-symmetrical 5-bay facade
with rusticated ashlar quoins to corners and 3-bay 1st- and 2nd-floor break.
Ground floor: chamfered plinth. 5 round-arched entrances with alternately
blocked quoins and voussoirs. Doors have fielded panels, pediments and fanlights.
2 similar narrow lights. Elliptical-arched carriage entrance to left with
shaped, coped gable and ball finials. Square-headed 1st-floor windows, those to
1st and 5th bays tripartite with swagged friezes. Triangular pediments to bays
1, 3 and 5, segmental pediments to bays 3 and 4. Square-headed 2nd-floor windows.
Sashes throughout. Sill bands. Deep frieze, moulded eaves cornice and blocking
course. The central break is surmounted by a pediment the tympanum enriched with
foliage, fruit,a cartouche and the words "THEATRE ROYAL".

The interior remains intact apart from some applied materials to the stage.
Two horseshoe galleries on cast-iron columns with superimposed orders. The
pit, circle and gallery each with separate entrance, were designed to seat 1200.
Bench seating and standing room in the gallery. Gallery fronts decorated with
cartouches. Domed roof. The proscenium cover bears the Royal Arms supported
by life-size figures representing music.

W. Emden designed the Garrick Theatre 10 years earlier.

M. Fairhurst, Theatre Royal Barnsley, Its Climb and Decline, 1970
(a thesis in Barnsley Central Library).

Listing NGR: SE3440906230

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