Basic Site Details

Name: Her (His) Majesty's Theatre
City or county: Dundee
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: Plans are being prepared for the remodelling of Her Majesty’s Picture House, by which the sitting accommodation will be increased to over 2,000. [Builder 6 April 1928, p601]

Later burnt out and demolished

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Capitol  
Item 2 of 2Majestic CinemaYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Gellatly StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Her Majesty's Theatre/7, SeagateYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 319 October 1885 OpenedRadical alterations to building of 1800.
Item 2 of 31928 ProposedAlterations
Item 3 of 319291930 Alterations to interior


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3Robert KeithArchitect c. 18831884Design only, superseded by William Alexander
Item 2 of 3William AlexanderArchitect 1885 Took over Robert Keith's design
Item 3 of 3William Macfarlane PatrickArchitect 19291930Alterations to interior


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1His Majesty's Picture Theatre (Dundee) Limited 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p 193 and seq.

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3Builder6 April 1928  p601
Item 2 of 3Builder11 July 1930  p76
Item 3 of 3The Piper of Dundee11 November 1887   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Dundee Planning Department/NMRSDundee Approved Duplicate Plans (Originals in NMRS for dates 1867-1883; otherwise on microfilm)