April will see a repeat presentation of Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle for our Northern area members, and also open to the public; see below for more details. The planning for our first international visit of 2019 to Sicily is now complete and fully booked to join us in early April. Following our successful visit to Vienna in 2018, there will be a second international trip for 2019 with a return to Berlin in September. Our May 2019 AGM weekend of events will be in Liverpool including an option for Chester. This will feature that great Matcham survivor, the Olympia now operating in partnership with Eventim, and the AGM will be hosted by the Royal Court theatre. We also plan to visit Salisbury in the Autumn; watch for details in the Newsletter and here when available.

Planning is already in progress to mark the centenary of Frank Matcham’s death in 2020 – more details in the member’s Newsletter and here when available. See also past events here.

The Frank Matcham Society arranges a programme of visits to theatres in the UK plus an international visit at least once a year. This is so that members, and occasionally their guests, may learn about, view and explore theatre history and architecture. Members unable to attend can read about these visits in the Newsletter. Scroll down the Previous Events page to watch the YouTube reviews of earlier visits.


APRIL 2019

Newcastle 2019 Flyer

A chance to see in the Northern area a repeat of Richard Norman’s special film presentation Frank Matcham’s Masterpieces on Film held at the V&A in October 2017. This will be at the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle and it is open to the public to join us on April 4th. Frank Matcham Society Members only will have the opportunity for optional theatre tours there and at Matcham’s Theatre Royal. Details on how to book are in the Winter 2018/19 Newsletter. For non-members, please use the Contact form to express your interest and for cost and payment options.







Municipal Theatre of Syracuse in Ortigia

Our theatre trip to Sicily is scheduled for early April and is fully booked. However, members can add their names to the waiting list in case of cancellations, by contacting Travel Editions on 020 7251 0045 quoting ‘FMS Sicily 2019’.










MAY 2019

Eventim Olympia Fullhouse photo; livemusicweek

The Frank Matcham Society AGM and weekend of theatre tours in Chester and Liverpool is being finalised. There is more information in the member’s Newsletter. Please note that early hotel reservations are advised due to other events in Liverpool that weekend.









Berlin Komische Oper photo:

Our second international visit this year featuring the theatres of Berlin, is at an advanced stage for a full week of tours awaiting information about the venue performance schedules to complete our programme. Members will be contacted with more details soon.










Most of us also like to see a performance or two along the way – comedy, drama, opera and ballet – as our membership includes those with a wide range of interests and some that have worked in theatres and enjoy seeing a performance in the buildings designed for them.