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IoE Number: 337030
Photographer: Mr Tim Nichols
Date Photographed: 08 August 2006
Date listed: 28 March 1974
Date of last amendment: 28 March 1974
Grade II

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5111PRINCES WAY BD1Alhambra TheatreSE 1632 46/15228.3.74

1. 5111 PRINCES WAY BD1 Alhambra Theatre SE 1632 46/152 28.3.74 II 2. Built 1914 as a variety theatre for Francis Laidler (proprietor of the former Princes Theatre). Architects Chadwick and Watson of Leeds. Exterior faced in white faience, now painted white and blue with yellow domes. Narrow, sloping, triangular site with bowed corner entrance at apex with iron and glass canopy and rising above, a large domed turret with giant-paired Corinthian columns. Behind the building is stepped up culminating in a tall square towers, with small domes. The Mealey Street side elevation articulated in panels by pilasters and has entablature with urns on parapet. The Great Horton Road site, above corner, is of plain-red brick. The auditorium holds approximately 1,800 and is highly decorated with plasterwork. Two tiers, balcony and aisle. Moulded plasterwork to curved balcony fronts. Elliptically bowed balconies to boxes in round arched openings with giant fluted Corinthian columns, the arch containing wall painting and flanked-by-caryatids. Circular decorated auditorium ceiling with small rectangular dome to centre. Rectangular proscenium arch with painting above.

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