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Royale Club

A Grade II Listed Building in City Centre, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4776 / 53°28'39"N

Longitude: -2.2465 / 2°14'47"W

OS Eastings: 383734

OS Northings: 397898

OS Grid: SJ837978

Mapcode National: GBR DJJ.7D

Mapcode Global: WHB9G.GVGD

Plus Code: 9C5VFQH3+29

Entry Name: Royale Club

Listing Date: 3 October 1974

Last Amended: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246667

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455650

Also known as: Theatre Royal
Royal Cinema

ID on this website: 101246667

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester, M2

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: City Centre

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Manchester St Ann

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Theatre Cinema Neoclassical architecture Nightclub Bingo hall

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698-1/31/278 (South side)
03/10/74 Royale Club
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side)
Theatre Royal)


Theatre, now night club. 1845, by Irwin and Chester; altered
1875 by Edward Salomons; exterior restored and interior
remodelled 1989. Sandstone ashlar (roof not visible).
Rectangular plan on island site (except for south-east corner
occupied by other premises). Classical style. Two storeys and
attic; monumental facade of 3 unequal bays, symmetrical, with
plinth, modillioned cornice, attic treated as parapet and
gabled in the centre. The centre, which breaks forwards
slightly, is treated as a giant recessed portico with fluted
Corinthian columns distyle in antis, the entablature
interrupted by a central semicircular arch breaking into the
gable above, and the frieze inscribed "THEATRE.ROYAL"
"ERECTED.1845"; and contains steps up to 3 altered doorways, a
pedimented aedicule in the centre with a statue of Shakespeare
leaning on a pedestal, tall windows flanking this, low windows
to the floor above, and a lunette under the arch. The narrower
side bays have windows at 1st-floor level with pedimented
architraves, and square wndows to the attic. The return sides
have (inter alia) alternating rectangular panels and windows
to the main floor with fluted friezes to the panels and
semi-circular blank arches over the windows. Interior:
altered, but retains balcony of 1875. History: Manchester's
oldest surviving theatre.

Listing NGR: SJ8373497898

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