Basic Site Details

Name: Hengler's Grand Cirque
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: The lease for this building expired in May 1900 and Circus then abandoned. Hengler then opened his show at the Hippodrome in Sauchiehall Street. See separate entry for this under Hippodrome. The Waterloo Street building was then demolished and Waterloo Street Post Office built on the site.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Hengler's Circus  

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Waterloo StreetYesGiven as Wellington Street in Bruce Peter.


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 19 November 1885 Opened 


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 1Frank MatchamArchitect 1885  


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Peter, Bruce1999Scotland's Splendid Theatres: Architecture and Social History from the Reformation to the Present Day Edinburgh: Polygon (an imprint of Edinburgh University Press Ltd)p132
Item 2 of 2Smith, Graeme2008The Theatre Royal: entertaining a Nation Glasgow Publications