Frank Matcham Society Plaques

Frank Matcham Society Plaques



The remaining Frank Matcham designed or adapted theatres are listed here. Follow the venue name link to go to their website. At the end of each entry is a link to the Theatres Trust Database page for that theatre, where you will find more detailed information about each venue. Much more information about all theatres in the UK can be found on the splendid Arthur Lloyd Music Hall and Theatre Site resource.







Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre major performing arts venue with varied programming and public tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Aberdeen Tivoli Theatre newly restored and revived with exhibitions and performance* Theatres Trust Listing
Belfast Grand Opera House largest venue in Northern Ireland featuring major productions and public tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Blackpool Grand Theatre cherished miniature Coliseum with busy programme year round and great theatre tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Blackpool Tower Ballroom & Circus spectacular and now unique Ballroom in theatrical style and oriental Circus included on Tower tours* Ballroom ListingCircus Listing
Brighton Hippodrome closed and “resting” whilst fundraising to reopen as a major venue for the city and region Theatres Trust Listing
Bristol Hippodrome large and busy theatre with the Ambassador Theatre Group taking major productions and fun tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Buxton Opera House with Winter Gardens and Pavilion Arts centre for theatre music and film* Theatres Trust Listing
Cheltenham Everyman Theatre perhaps the prettiest little theatre you could imagine with lots on Theatres Trust Listing
Douglas IoM Gaiety Theatre on Douglas Promenade with Villa Marina and Arcade and special tours to find out about Victorian theatre* Theatres Trust Listing
Eastbourne Devonshire Park Theatre alongside the Towner, Congress and Winter Gardens and near the sea front Theatres Trust Listing
Glasgow Kings Theatre takes major touring productions as part of Ambassador group in Glasgow’s Theatreland Theatres Trust Listing
Harrogate Royal Hall part of the Exhibition and Convention Centre – one of the original multipurpose halls beautifully restored with regular open days and tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Liverpool Olympia circus, variety, dance hall, and more, this amazing place has seen it all and still entertains an enthusiastic Liverpool audience Theatres Trust Listing
London Coliseum Matchams biggest theatre and home to English National Opera and Ballet, it’s a London landmark with guided tours subject to what’s on* Theatres Trust Listing
London Hackney Empire back on a variety performance, new opera to panto, for the multi cultural audiences of this part of London and the rest* Theatres Trust Listing
London Hammersmith Lyric Theatre the little recreated Matcham opera house now the centre of new rehearsal, dance, music studio, TV and film spaces* Theatres Trust Listing
London Hippodrome Casino Live its now a casino but the angel that took on the restoration of the wreck has also reinstated performance on the original stage* Theatres Trust Listing
London Palladium internationally famous venue that all the stars want to play and big name panto is back* Theatres Trust Listing
London Richmond Theatre also programmed by Ambassador Theatre Group, this intimate theatre has beautiful plaster embellishment from local history Theatres Trust LIsting
London Shepherds Bush Empire built for variety and many years as BBC TV Theatre, it’s now restored and a popular mid-sized music venue Theatres Trust Listing
London Theatre Royal Stratford East part of East London’s theatre story and a peoples theatre for today’s audiences Theatres Trust Listing
London Victoria Palace now with Cameron Mackintosh, this has been home to many popular long runs, now closed for twelve month refurbishment Theatres Trust Listing
Morecambe Winter Gardens wonderful big hall inside and out and Morecombe’s last and most magnificent entertainment venue still standing Theatres Trust Listing
Newcastle upon Tyne Theatre Royal handsome early colonnaded front on a grand Matcham theatre and major regional events* Theatres Trust Listing
Nottingham Theatre Royal grand building at the top of Nottingham’s main street with modern concert hall and Matcham theatre within* Theatres Trust Listing
Portsmouth New Theatre Royal now reopened with big new stage-house and restored theatre with popular cafe and regular public tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Portsmouth Southsea Kings Theatre listed Grade II* The theatre was bought by Portsmouth City Council and leased to the Kings Theatre Trust Ltd, now restored, with popular programming and regular backstage tours* Theatres Trust Listing
Wakefield Theatre Royal & Opera House this little theatre with a big heart kicked off a local campaign to reopen and led to the Frank Matcham Society* Theatres Trust Listing



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*See also Matcham theatres with online virtual tours for you to enjoy, either bespoke or courtesy of Google Street View and YouTube – links below.

Aberdeen His Majesty’s
Aberdeen Tivoli
Belfast Grand Opera House
Blackpool Grand
Blackpool Grand 3D
Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Bristol Hippodrome video guide
Buxton Opera House
Douglas IoM Gaiety
Hackney Empire
Harrogate Royal Hall (Kursaal)
ENO Auditorium at London Coliseum
ENO London Coliseum Back Stage
ENO foyers and other spaces
ENO London Coliseum Rooftop
London Hammersmith Lyric
London Hippodrome
London Palladium
Newscastle Upon Tyne Theatre Royal
Nottingham Theatre Royal
Portsmouth New Theatre Royal
Portsmouth Southsea Kings
Wakefield Theatre Royal