© Tony Byram LRPS DPAGB
THE HIPPODROME, 11-14 ST AUGUSTINES PARADE (west side)
BRISTOL, BRISTOL, BRISTOL
Tony Byram LRPS DPAGB
29 May 2001
04 March 1977
Date of last amendment:
04 March 1977
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ST5872NE ST AUGUSTINE'S PARADE, Centre
901-1/16/637 (West side)
04/03/77 Nos.11-14 (Consecutive)
Theatre. 1911. By Frank Matcham, altered mid C20. Limestone
ashlar, roof not visible.
3 storeys; 6-window range. Parapeted in 2 sections: the 1912
right-hand entrance section has a shallow lobby with Ionic
columns to the corners; above are distyle-in-antis attached
Ionic columns to an entablature, with metal casements, and 3
flanking second-floor wreaths separated by raised panels. Mid
C20 three-window right-hand section has a shop front and
2-storey recesses containing metal casements.
INTERIOR: much red and gilded decoration, to a lobby and stair
up to a domed landing with stained-glass windows front and
back; the theatre has a proscenium arch with moulded surround
with leaves, and panelled surround with a small ground-level
balcony and semicircular arch; raking stalls with boxes at the
rear divided by female terms with wings; boxes to sides have
banded brown marble lower tier, bowed above with 4 fluted
Ionic columns to the upper tier with triglyphs, and bowed
balconies between; Dress Circle with swagged rail, gallery
with triglyphs; domed ceiling. A largely unaltered example of
(Gomme A: Street Index of Buildings of Architectural or
Historic Interest: 57).