Royalty Theatre, Glasgow

Coordinates: 55°51′54″N 4°15′18″W / 55.865°N 4.255°W / 55.865; -4.255 The Royalty Theatre, Glasgow (later the Lyric Theatre) was a theatre in Glasgow at the corner of Sauchiehall Street and Renfield Street. It was built in 1879 as part of a development by the Central Halls Company chaired by David Rattray,[1] and was one of the first theatre designs of Frank Matcham. In 1895 it was one of the four theatres brought together by Baillie Michael Simons of Glasgow in a new company Howard & Wyndham Ltd. The Royalty staged plays, opera, and musical comedy and later became home to repertory theatre[2] until it became the Lyric Theatre in 1914 when it was sold to the YMCA.[3] It was rebuilt after a fire in 1953 but eventually demolished in 1959, and replaced by St. Andrew House, a large concrete office block, which is now a hotel.

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  1. ^ The Theatre Royal:Entertaining a Nation by Graeme Smith published 2008
  2. ^ THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND - Notes on the governance, management, artistic policy and marketing of Glasgow Repertory Theatre, 1909 to 1914, The Laughing Audience
  3. ^ Royalty Theatre, Glasgow 1879-1960, Scottish Theatre Archive (University of Glasgow Special Collections)