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Old Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3387 / 54°20'19"N

Longitude: -1.4353 / 1°26'7"W

OS Eastings: 436812

OS Northings: 493830

OS Grid: SE368938

Mapcode National: GBR LLF8.1G

Mapcode Global: WHD81.X6PQ

Plus Code: 9C6W8HQ7+FV

Entry Name: Old Theatre

Listing Date: 15 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1293762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332834

ID on this website: 101293762

Location: Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Northallerton

Built-Up Area: Northallerton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Northallerton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: York

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SE 3693-3793
(west side, off)
7/40 Old Theatre
Theatre, now health spa. c1800 with later alterations. For Butler, Jefferson and
Co. Orange-red-brown brick in English garden wall bond, pantile roof. 2 storeys,
formerly with a cellar; 4 internal bays. West side: two first-floor 24-pane fixed-
light windows with inserted doorway on right and 2 inserted C20 windows on each
floor to left. Dentil eaves. Shaped kneelers, ashlar coping. Later additions
mask much of the east side, which was probably the front, with access from the High
Street. Northallerton was on the same provincial theatre circuit as Richmond, where
the theatre Royal, built by Samuel Butler in 1788, has almost identical dimensions.
The Northallerton theatre almost certainly had the same internal arrangements, of
the stage occupying almost half the volume, and the auditorium having pit, boxes
and gallery, all served by a single entrance with pay-box. The theatre was
discontinued in 1832, and was re-opened as a Primitive Methodist Chapel in 1834.
This continued until a new chapel, off the east side of the High Street, opened
in 1889.
Rev J L Saywell, The History and Annals of Northallerton (1885), pp 143, XV; VCH i,
p 420.

Listing NGR: SE3681293830

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