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Alhambra Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in City, Bradford

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Latitude: 53.7916 / 53°47'29"N

Longitude: -1.7572 / 1°45'25"W

OS Eastings: 416092

OS Northings: 432839

OS Grid: SE160328

Mapcode National: GBR JJL.6C

Mapcode Global: WHC98.ZYDN

Entry Name: Alhambra Theatre

Listing Date: 28 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1314554

English Heritage Legacy ID: 337030

Location: Bradford, BD7

County: Bradford

Electoral Ward/Division: City

Built-Up Area: Bradford

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Horton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


Alhambra Theatre
SE 1632 46/152 28.3.74


Built 1914 as a variety theatre for Francis Laidler (proprietor of the former
Princes Theatre). Architects Chadwick and Watson of Leeds. Exterior faced in
white faience, now painted white and blue with yellow domes. Narrow, sloping,
triangular site with bowed corner entrance at apex with iron and glass canopy
and rising above, a large domed turret with giant-paired Corinthian columns.
Behind the building is stepped up culminating in a tall square towers, with
small domes. The Mealey Street side elevation articulated in panels by pilasters
and has entablature with urns on parapet. The Great Horton Road site, above
corner, is of plain-red brick. The auditorium holds approximately 1,800 and is
highly decorated with plasterwork. Two tiers, balcony and aisle. Moulded
plasterwork to curved balcony fronts. Elliptically bowed balconies to boxes
in round arched openings with giant fluted Corinthian columns, the arch containing
wall painting and flanked-by-caryatids. Circular decorated auditorium ceiling
with small rectangular dome to centre. Rectangular proscenium arch with painting

Listing NGR: SE1609232839

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