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Lyceum Theatre

A Grade II* Listed Building in City, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3805 / 53°22'49"N

Longitude: -1.4667 / 1°28'0"W

OS Eastings: 435574

OS Northings: 387201

OS Grid: SK355872

Mapcode National: GBR 9JK.2Z

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.F9T9

Plus Code: 9C5W9GJM+58

Entry Name: Lyceum Theatre

Listing Date: 15 November 1972

Last Amended: 12 December 1995

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456925

Location: City, Sheffield, S1

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Sheffield

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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Listing Text


784-1/25/718 Lyceum Theatre
(Formerly Listed as:
Lyceum Theatre (including No 9))


Theatre (No.9 no longer exists). 1897. Restored 1988-90. By
WGR Sprague. Brick with stucco front and painted ashlar
dressings. Roof not visible.
EXTERIOR: rusticated ground floor, quoins, intermediate
cornices, eaves cornices, open balustrade with dies and ball
finials. 3 storeys plus attics; 6 bays.
Round corner entrance tower, topped with dome and figure on
ball finial, has intermediate cornices and 3 round-headed
windows and above, 3 round windows, divided by pilasters.
Attic storey has 6 deeply recessed plain sashes. Ground floor
has 3 flat-headed double doors flanked by pilasters, with
overlights and segmental pediments.
First floor, divided by fluted pilasters, has 6 cross
casements with moulded panels above them with semicircular or
triangular pediments. Second floor, divided by terms, has six
2-light casements with cornices.
Attic storey has 6 round-headed openings with keystones and
elaborate scrollwork, each with a 2-light casement. Ground
floor has 3 moulded round-arched entrances flanked by
pilasters, with keystones and fanlights. Between them, moulded
round-headed niches.
Plainer rear elevation, 3 storeys, has irregular fenestration,
and 2 round-arched doorways, one of them with curved steps.
INTERIOR: auditorium has elaborate plasterwork decoration.
Square headed proscenium with crest above, coved panelled
ceiling with central boss. 3 side bays divided by double
columns on the first floor and panelled pilasters above and
below. Adjoining the stage, panelled strips with figures in
niches on the first floor. Openings with shaped heads, those
to the first floor with tympanums. Ornamented boxes, that to
the first floor bow fronted. 2 curved galleries with elaborate
A notable example of a theatre of the period, with a largely
unaltered interior.
(Publicity handout produced in connection with restoration

Listing NGR: SK3557487201

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