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Apollo Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardwick, Manchester

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Latitude: 53.4694 / 53°28'9"N

Longitude: -2.2219 / 2°13'18"W

OS Eastings: 385364

OS Northings: 396987

OS Grid: SJ853969

Mapcode National: GBR DPM.K9

Mapcode Global: WHB9N.V233

Plus Code: 9C5VFQ9H+Q6

Entry Name: Apollo Theatre

Listing Date: 6 June 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1254683

English Heritage Legacy ID: 457758

Also known as: The Apollo
Manchester Apollo
Carling Apollo Manchester
ABC Ardwick
Apollo Manchester

ID on this website: 101254683

Location: Ardwick, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M12

County: Manchester

Electoral Ward/Division: Ardwick

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Manchester

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Longsight St Luke

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

Tagged with: Music venue Cinema Art Deco

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698-1/20/488 (East side)
Apollo Theatre


Cinema, now concert hall. c.1930. Red brick in Flemish bond,
with facade of white glazed terracotta (roof concealed). Large
rectangular plan with rounded front corners, wing attached to
rear left corner. Modernist style. Two unequal storeys plus
attic. The wide slightly-raised rectangular centre has large
rectangular tripartite openings on both floors (that at ground
floor containing ranges of doors, and that above containing
large recessed rectangular windows with small-pane glazing),
flanked by vertical panels with Art Deco ornament. The wide
convex corners have small oblong windows on 2 levels and above
these 3 tiers of oblong slit windows between raised bands (all
paired in the left corner and single in the right-hand
corner). The slightly set back attic storey has a set-back
centre (corresponding to the tripartite openings at ground and
1st floors) with banded pilasters, 1:3:1 little oblong windows
and raised parapet, and banded wings with plain cornices and
parapets interrupted by broad stepped and moulded pilasters
(corresponding to the ornamented panels below), and slit
windows at the corners. Return sides plainer. Interior:
substantially unaltered auditorium with Art Deco decoration
including horsehoe gallery with sweeping lines terminating in
4 overlapping tiers of "boxes", and between these and the
proscenium a plunging V-shaped band.

Listing NGR: SJ8536496987

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