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Basic Site Details

Name: Her Majesty's Theatre
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Parish:  
Status: A Listed
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Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Opera HouseYes 
Item 2 of 2Tivoli TheatreYes 

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 2Her Majesty's Theatre, Guild StreetYes 
Item 2 of 21, Trinity StreetYes 

Events

The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51872  Original Theatre
Item 2 of 57 December 1872  Theatre opened
Item 3 of 51897  Reconstruction of interior
Item 4 of 519091910 Further work costing £10,000
Item 5 of 51937  Major refurbishment

People

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 8Charles John PhippsArchitectB1872 Designed original building with James Matthews, (statements that Matthews designed the façade are probably erroneous)
Item 2 of 8James MatthewsArchitectB1872 Designed in conjunction with C J Phipps (statements that Matthews designed the façade are probably erroneous)
Item 3 of 8Alexander BrownArchitectA1897 Supervised reconstruction of interior for Frank Matcham
Item 4 of 8Brown & WattArchitectural practiceA1897 Supervised reconstruction of interior for Frank Matcham
Item 5 of 8Frank MatchamArchitectA1897 Design for reconstruction of interior
Item 6 of 8George WattArchitectA1897 Supervised reconstruction of interior for Frank Matcham
Item 7 of 8Frank MatchamArchitectC19091910Further work
Item 8 of 8T Scott SutherlandArchitect 1937 Major refurbishment

References

Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
 Author(s)DateTitlePartPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Earl and Sell2000Guide to British Theatres, 1750-1950 LondonSection 3
Item 2 of 4Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)pp175-179
Item 3 of 4Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp86, 143
Item 4 of 4Walker, Brian Frank Matcham Theatre Architect  pp130-132

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 5Builder8 May 1897LXXII  
Item 2 of 5Builder29 May 1897  Obituary of Phipps
Item 3 of 5Builder4 December 1909XCVII  
Item 4 of 5Building News23 August 1872   
Item 5 of 5Building News27 December 1872  p506

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register20333 
Item 2 of 3National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSBrown and Watt Scrapbook p62, 104 122
Item 3 of 3Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information from Jim Fiddes

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© All rights reserved. Building News volume 23, 27 December 1872, p506