Basic Site Details

Name: Theatre Royal
Town, district or village: Dumfries
City or county: Dumfriesshire
Country: Scotland
Status: B Listed
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Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Shakespeare StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41792 OpenedOriginal building
Item 2 of 41876  Rebuilding within shell of old theatre
Item 3 of 4September 1876  Theatre reopened after fire
Item 4 of 419591960ReconstructionInterior remodelled


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 3Thomas BoydArchitect, EngineerC17901792 
Item 2 of 3Charles John PhippsArchitect 1876 Rebuilding within shell of old theatre
Item 3 of 3Colin Young MortonArchitectB19591960Interior remodelled


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Colvin, Howard2008A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840 London: YUP. 4th edition 
Item 2 of 4Gifford, John1996Dumfries and Galloway (The Buildings of Scotland)  p273
Item 3 of 4McDowall, W1867History of Dumfries  p703
Item 4 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)p167-8

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder29 May 1897  Obituary of Phipps

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register26341