Basic Site Details

Name: Paisley Theatre
Town, district or village: Paisley
City or county: Renfrewshire
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: At the stage of the plans this was known as the Royalty which it replaced.

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 423 October 1890 Opened 
Item 2 of 41896 Plans submittedAlterations
Item 3 of 41903 Plans submittedAlterations
Item 4 of 41919 Plans submittedAddition and alterations


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 8Bertie CreweArchitectA1890  
Item 2 of 8Sprague & CreweArchitectural practiceA1890  
Item 3 of 8William George Robert SpragueArchitectA1890  
Item 4 of 8Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectB1896 Alterations
Item 5 of 8Thomas Graham AbercrombieArchitectC1903 Alterations
Item 6 of 8Andrew HamiltonArchitectD1919 Addition and alterations
Item 7 of 8Cook & HamiltonArchitectural practiceD1919 Addition and alterations
Item 8 of 8Henry ('Harry') CookArchitectD1919 Addition and alterations


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Brickwell, Henry JClient for original building phase
Item 2 of 2Savile, J HWas the theatre manager and local impresario from before 1903 to c.1916


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)pp148-149

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Renfrewshire CouncilPaisley Dean of Guild Records Plans dated for alterations 1896, 1903 and 1919