Basic Site Details

Name: King's Theatre
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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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 1Leven StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318 August 1906  Foundation stone laid by Andrew Carnegie
Item 2 of 38 December 1906  Opened
Item 3 of 3May 1951 Destruction/demolitionDean of Guild Court granted warrant for the demolition of the upper circle and gallery and the reconstruction of the upper circle at a cost of 12,000


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 6James Davidson A19051906Designed with J D Swanston
Item 2 of 6John Daniel Swanston A19051906With James Davidson
Item 3 of 6Swanston & Syme A19051906 
Item 4 of 6William Walker A19051906As chief assistant to Swanston & Syme
Item 5 of 6Stewart Cruickshank  19061906Completed
Item 6 of 6Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & Paul  1951(?) As Rowand Anderson, Kininmonth & Paul. For demolition and reconstruction work


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 2Howard & Wyndham Ltd5 St Andrew Square [to whom the warrant granted in May 1951]
Item 2 of 2Robert C Buchanan's Edinburgh Building Company 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 4Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp259
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)pp46-7
Item 3 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 4 of 4Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Aberdeen Daily Journal7 October 1905   
Item 2 of 4Builder1 April 1905LXXXVIII  
Item 3 of 4Builder22 December 1906XCI  
Item 4 of 4Builder4 May 1951  p640

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register27656 
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers James Davidson: F v17 p100 no1146 (microfilm reel 12); William Walker: L v26 no2132