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The theatre royal was built in 1773 across from the Lyceum, and was destroyed by fire in December 0f 1935. Had it survived it would have been Sheffields oldest theatre by a mile. Any more information anyone?

 

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The Theatre Royal, Tudour Street, Sheffield

The Theatre Royal, Sheffield was altered in 1901 by the renowned Theatre architect Frank Matcham when the stage was enlarged, new dressing rooms added and eclectic lighting was installed . The Seating Capacity was around 2,500 and the Proscenium opening was 28 ft with a Stage depth 39ft.

The Theatre Royal was burnt out in December 1935 and demolished the following year.

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The Theatre Royal, Tudour Street, Sheffield

The Theatre Royal, Sheffield was altered in 1901 by the renowned Theatre architect Frank Matcham when the stage was enlarged, new dressing rooms added and electric lighting was installed . The Seating Capacity was around 2,500 and the Proscenium opening was 28 ft with a Stage depth 39ft.

The Theatre Royal was burnt out in December 1935 and demolished the following year.

Does anyone have any photographs of the interiors of the Theatre Royal or Alexandra Theatre (where the Alexandra Pub is beside the SYPTE near Castle Market? I would love to see them on this site. thanks

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The Theatre Royal, Tudour Street, Sheffield

The Theatre Royal, Sheffield was altered in 1901 by the renowned Theatre architect Frank Matcham when the stage was enlarged, new dressing rooms added and eclectic lighting was installed . The Seating Capacity was around 2,500 and the Proscenium opening was 28 ft with a Stage depth 39ft.

The Theatre Royal was burnt out in December 1935 and demolished the following year.

Around 1918 the Theatre Royal came under the same management as the Lyceum Theatre opposite with John Edward Barnes Beaumont as its Managing Director and John Hart as its Resident Manager.The company also ran the Grand Theatre in Leeds.

The Theatre Royal on 31st December 1935 following the fire.

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In December this year (2010) it is 75 years since the Theatre Royal in Tudor Street burnt down.It stood across from the Lyceum Theatre and the Crucible Theatre was built on land immediately adjacent. When the foundations were being dug for the Crucible in 1970, they found remains of the Theatre Royal cellars. On the facade above the entrance was a plaque of Shakespeare's head. Press reports following the fire stated that this would be saved. Does anyone know if it ever was, where it went and is it still in existence. Now that's a job for somebody!

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Guess who bought it! Yes me.Going to get it framed. A great piece of Sheffield Theatre memorabilia. lol

Congratulations !

We hope to see a picture or scan if possible please. Important piece of Sheffield History date-wise.

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Congratulations !

We hope to see a picture or scan if possible please. Important piece of Sheffield History date-wise.

Here is the poster for the Sheffield Theatre Royal w/c 16th December 1935, now framed and one of the Theatre's last shows.

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Here is the poster for the Sheffield Theatre Royal w/c 16th December 1935, now framed and one of the Theatre's last shows.

Thank you for that abcman, much appreciated.

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And here is the bill for the final Theatre Royal show, week commencing December 30th 1935.it only played one night then the theatre was destroyed by fire.Castelli's Accordian Band lost all their instruments in the fire.

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The Theatre Royal, Tudour Street, Sheffield

The Theatre Royal, Sheffield was altered in 1901 by the renowned Theatre architect Frank Matcham when the stage was enlarged, new dressing rooms added and eclectic lighting was installed . The Seating Capacity was around 2,500 and the Proscenium opening was 28 ft with a Stage depth 39ft.

The Theatre Royal was burnt out in December 1935 and demolished the following year.

ADMIN I Wonder if there is anyone else on the Forum besides me who watched it burn Skeets

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Shell of the Theatre Royal, Tudor Street at junction of Arundel Street, after the fire which destroyed it. Built in 1773 on the site of The Assembly Rooms. Enlarged in 1880 and in 1898 was partially reconstructed. Lyceum Theatre on left

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