Basic Site Details

Name: Alexandra Theatre
City or county: Belfast
Country: Northern Ireland
Status: Demolished
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Notes: In 1909 the Colosieum Theatre was demolished to be replaced with the Alexandra Theatre (or Alexandra Music Hall) with seating for 900. By 1915 it had been converted to a cinema and remained so until its closure in 1959

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Coliseum Cinema 1915-1959
Item 2 of 2Palladium 1913-1915

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Theatre  
Item 2 of 2Cinema from 1915

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Grosvenor Street/Durham Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11909 Contracts advertised 


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 3John Daniel Swanston  1909  
Item 2 of 3Swanston & Syme  1909  
Item 3 of 3William Syme  1909  


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Alexandra Theatre Company1909


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1914    
Item 2 of 2Who's Who in Architecture1923    

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News9 July 1909  p68 - contracts open
Item 2 of 2Fife Free Press28 January 1956  Swanston obituary