Lyceum Theatre – Sheffield, UK
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N 53° 22.838 W 001° 28.023
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Quick Description: This Edwardian theatre was built in 1897, closed in 1969, almost demolished in 1975 and refurbished and reopened in 1990.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/30/2011 12:51:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMCEYV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
The size of the audiences started to dwindle in the late 1950s and by 1966 it had been converted to a bingo hall, before finally closing in 1969. The building became a grade II listed building in 1972, which was part of the reason permission to demolish the building in 1975 was refused.

After Sheffield Council bought the building in 1985 it was reclassified as a Grade II* listed building, a classification only awarded to 5.5% of listed buildings. (visit link)

The theatre was reopened in 1990 as a venue for touring theatre productions and operas. It is also famous as a venue for family pantomimes over the Christmas period. When the theatre first re-opened touring companies performed the pantomimes but since 2007 the pantomimes are now produced by the theatre itself.
Theater Name: Lyceum Theatre

Country: United Kingdom

Tudor Square
Sheffield, South Yorkshire United Kingdom
S1 2LA

Web Site: [Web Link]

Venue: Community Theater

Type of Productions:
Opera, Pantomime, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Musicals

Restored Building: yes

Date of Construction: 1897

Architect/Designer: WGR Sprague

Stage Type: Proscenium

Seating Capacity: 1068

Special Productions/Events/Festivals:
Christmas Pantomimes, originally as touring productions, but now produced in house.

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