Aberdeen City HER - NJ90NW0127 - HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN

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NameHIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
NRHE Card No.NJ90NW399
NRHE Numlink 144979
HES SM No.
HES LB No. 20605
Site Form Standing Structure
Site Condition Complete 2
Details Theatre, designed by Frank Matcham, built in 1904-5 and opened December 1906. Modifications were carried out in 1933 by D MacAndrew and Co, and the theatre was completely refurbished in the 1980s by City Architect Ian Ferguson. Built in Free Renaissance style, it is four-storey with a Kemnay granite ashlar front with a columned and 4-stage tower with copper capped dome on the East. The sides and rear are of Tillyfourie granite. The front has a symmetrical 7-bay fa├žade with 2-bay tower, giant order dividing pilasters, portico and semi-circular pediment crowned by a reinforced concrete statue of Tragedy and Comedy. The interior has mixed baroque and neo-Jacobean strapwork decorations with much alabaster and marble. There is a panelled foyer with Ionic columns richly decorated ceiling and bronze bust of Frank Matcham. The large auditorium provides seating for 2,550 with three cantilevered galleries, dress circle, and raked stalls area with decorative ceramic tiles around the stalls area for enhanced acoustics. There is a frieze over the proscenium arch by WH Buchan depicting 'Goddess of Drama'.
Last Update24/07/2018
Updated Bycpalmer
CompilerACU
Date of Compilation13/09/2017

Easting: 393758.528066055, Northing: 806353.288208416

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Monument Type 1Monument Type 2Monument Type 3OrderProbability
THEATRES  A100
TOWERS  B100
COLUMNS IONICC100
GALLERIES CANTILEVEREDD100
FRIEZES  E100