THE ARTS SOCIETY DARTMOUTH & KINGSWEAR
THE ARTS SOCIETY DARTMOUTH & KINGSWEAR
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DateLecture
12 March 2018Frank Matcham's Masterpieces: Theatre Design and Architecture in Britain
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Frank Matcham's Masterpieces: Theatre Design and Architecture in Britain Simon Rees Monday 12 March 2018

Frank Matcham (1854-1920) was the architect of many of Britain’s best-known theatres, including the Hackney Empire, Buxton Opera House, Belfast Grand Opera House, Bristol Hippodrome, The Gaiety Theatre in Douglas, Isle of Man, and the London Coliseum. Simon Rees has worked in many of these theatres, and gives an insider’s view of Matcham’s architectural legacy. The lecture is illustrated by present-day and period photographs, postcards from the turn of the century, and Matcham’s own fascinatingly detailed architectural drawings. The lecture can be tailored to include detailed references to Matcham’s theatres in the neighbourhood of the lecture venue.