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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1151126
English Heritage Legacy ID: 333764
Location: Barnsley, S70
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
SE3406SW BARNSLEY WELLINGTON STREET
The Theatre Royal
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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