Theatres built by Frank Matcham

Frank Matcham
* 22 Nov 1854, Newton Abbot, Devon, United Kingdom
* 17 May 1920, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

Probably the most prolific theatre architect of all times, Frank Matcham built 82 theatres as original architect and was involved in minor and major rebuildings of 79 further theatres between 1873 and 1913.
Portrait of Frank Matcham - Source: Earl/Sell 2000

Isle of Man

Douglas

United Kingdom

Aberdeen

Belfast

Blackpool

Bristol

Brighton

Bury

Buxton

Chatham

Glasgow

Harrogate

Hull

Ipswich

Lancaster

Leicester

Liverpool

London

Manchester

Newcastle upon Tyne

Nottingham

Portsmouth

Wakefield


Selected Bibliography

  • GLASSTONE, Victor:
    Victorian & Edwardian Theatres - An Architectural and Social Survey. 136 pp., 210 b/w pictures, 8 colour tables. ISBN 0-500-27066-X. London: Thames & Hudson 1975. (U.S.A.: Cambridge: Harvard University Press 1975).

  • WALKER, Brian (ed.):
    Frank Matcham - Theatre Architect.
    Belfast: Blackstaff Press 1980.

  • EARL, John / SELL, Michael (ed.):
    The Theatres Trust Guide to British Theatres 1750-1950. A Gazetteer. 290 pp., many pictures. ISBN 0-7136-5688-3. London: A & C Black 2000.

  • BARBOUR, Derry and Sheena:
    Frank Matcham. Theatre Architect. With an online works list.
    URL: www.arts-info.co.uk/pages/FrankMatcham2000.asp (in the Internet Archive)

  • see also The Frank Matcham Society Homepage

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