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Theatres Collection

Theatres have always been the beating heart of entertainment, captivating audiences with their enchanting performances and timeless charm

Background imageTheatres Collection: The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

The Locarno Dance Hall in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow 1956

Background imageTheatres Collection: The Marshall Field Building Clock and Chicago Theatre behind, Chicago, Illinois

The Marshall Field Building Clock and Chicago Theatre behind, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America, North America

Background imageTheatres Collection: The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium

The Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan - The Auditorium. Opened in 1928 as a flagship movie palace in the Fox Theatres Chain. The first theatre to be designed to incorporate a speaker system for sound

Background imageTheatres Collection: Elizabethan London

Elizabethan London, stretching from St James Park in the west to Whitechapel and the Tower in the east. Theatres and other places of ill-repute are located on the south bank

Background imageTheatres Collection: Fargo Theatre on Broadway Street, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Fargo Theatre on Broadway Street, Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America, North America

Background imageTheatres Collection: Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)

Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving)
XOS1448854 Panorama of London, 1616 (engraving) by Visscher, Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz (1586-1652); Private Collection; (add.info.: View of London from South bank with its Tudor theatres)

Background imageTheatres Collection: The Theatre Royal at Christmas, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Theatre Royal at Christmas, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Sophia Loren in 1960

Sophia Loren in 1960

Background imageTheatres Collection: Waldorf Theatre, London

Waldorf Theatre, London
Promotional postcard for the Waldorf Theatre, London. Designed by the well known theatre architect W. G. R. Sprague it originally opened in 1905 as the Waldorf Theatre

Background imageTheatres Collection: Street scene, Morgan Hill, California

Street scene, Morgan Hill, California Date: C. 1940

Background imageTheatres Collection: The New Sheffield Empire Palace, Charles Street, programme, 1906

The New Sheffield Empire Palace, Charles Street, programme, 1906
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library (MP 6600 M)

Background imageTheatres Collection: Fremont Art Deco Movie Theater, Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California

Fremont Art Deco Movie Theater, Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageTheatres Collection: Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre

Air Raid Drills at the Windmill Theatre
At the Windmill Theatre, London, the showgirls are given a crash course in fire-fighting and first aid. 1940

Background imageTheatres Collection: Theatregoing / Globe / C16Th

Theatregoing / Globe / C16Th
The Wooden O : Shakespeares summer theatre. Outside the first of the Globe theatres; the audience arriving at the playhouse

Background imageTheatres Collection: Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue

Soho, London - Shaftesbury Avenue - Queens Theatre with neon sign for Private Lives by Noel Coward, directed by John Gielgud. 1973

Background imageTheatres Collection: Dominion Theatre and Horse Shoe Hotel

Dominion Theatre and Horse Shoe Hotel
The Horse Shoe Hotel next door to the Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road, London. The Dominion is showing Stewart Granger and Kathleen Ryan in Captain Boycott

Background imageTheatres Collection: Klagenfurt am Worthersee, Carinthia, Austria, Europe

Klagenfurt am Worthersee, Carinthia, Austria, Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Leicester Square Looking Towards the Empire Theatre

Leicester Square Looking Towards the Empire Theatre
The Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, now the Empire cinema, illuminated at night during a season of performances by the celebrated Russian ballet

Background imageTheatres Collection: Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Teatro alla Scala, La Scala Opera House, evening

Italy, Lombardy, Milan, Teatro alla Scala, La Scala Opera House, evening

Background imageTheatres Collection: Ian Dury in the play Talk of the Devil at the Palace Theatre, Watford

Ian Dury in the play Talk of the Devil at the Palace Theatre, Watford. He is pictured with Kate Lock who plays the part of Geraldine

Background imageTheatres Collection: Victor Spinetti and some of Paul Raymonds Girls

Victor Spinetti and some of Paul Raymonds Girls pose on a London rooftop for a PR shot for the new Windmill theatre production of " Lets Get Laid" starring Fiona Richmond

Background imageTheatres Collection: England, London, The West End, Garrick Theatre

England, London, The West End, Garrick Theatre

Background imageTheatres Collection: Opera Square with Ibrahim Pasha statue in Cairo, Egypt

Opera Square with Ibrahim Pasha statue in Cairo, Egypt
Opera Square with Ibrahim Pasha statue and the Khedivial Opera House in Cairo, Egypt. Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt was the second ruler of the Khedivate instituted by the Muhammad Ali dynasty

Background imageTheatres Collection: Music Hall, Sheffield, The Amateur Company of the Guild of Literature and Art

Music Hall, Sheffield, The Amateur Company of the Guild of Literature and Art
After which an original farce in one act by Charles Dickens and Mr Mark Lemon, entitled Mr Nightingales Diary.The whole to conclude with a comic scene (from the French)

Background imageTheatres Collection: Russia; St. Petersburg; Prince Sigfried dancing with the Swan in the performance of Tchaikovsky s

Russia; St. Petersburg; Prince Sigfried dancing with the Swan in the performance of Tchaikovsky s
Russia; St. Petersburg; Prince Sigfried dancing with the Swan in the performance of Tchaikovskys Swan Lake

Background imageTheatres Collection: Stained glass window, Municipal House, theatre, Art Nouveau, Old Town, Prague

Stained glass window, Municipal House, theatre, Art Nouveau, Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio

Joseph Harker in his scenery painting studio
Renowned scenery painter, Joseph Harker, seen in his studio with one of his four sons. Harker was the foremost firm for scenery painting in the London theatre world. Date: 1924

Background imageTheatres Collection: Shani Wallis Actress - -Oct 1963 as Aladdin

Shani Wallis Actress - -Oct 1963 as Aladdin

Background imageTheatres Collection: Music Hall, Sheffield, The Misses Ryalls have much pleasure in announcing to their friends

Music Hall, Sheffield, The Misses Ryalls have much pleasure in announcing to their friends and the public of Sheffield
on Friday, the 27th December 1850, assisted by their brother Mr Ryalls, who will sing four favourite songs.Performers: Miss Ryalls, Miss Lizzy Ryalls, Miss Jones

Background imageTheatres Collection: Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street, Soho

Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street, Soho
The Casino Theatre, on Old Compton Street in Soho, London. It had originally opened as the Prince Edward Theatre in 1930, converted to the Casino in 1935

Background imageTheatres Collection: Theatreland, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Theatreland, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving)

Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving)
1106114 Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Burning of the Brooklyn Theatre, the Ruins)

Background imageTheatres Collection: Tsai Chin, actress and lead in West End musical play The World of Suzie Wong

Tsai Chin, actress and lead in West End musical play The World of Suzie Wong, which opens next month at The Prince of Wales Theatre, London, pictured during break in rehearsals, 17th October 1959

Background imageTheatres Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20105731

EyeUbiquitous_20105731
Italy, Sicily, Palermo, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, Teatro Massimo, Palermo Opera House

Background imageTheatres Collection: Theatre, Kas, Turkey

Theatre, Kas, Turkey

Background imageTheatres Collection: Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Argolis, The Peloponnese, Greece, Southern Europe

Ancient Theatre of Epidaurus, Argolis, The Peloponnese, Greece, Southern Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist

Caricature of Cora Cardigan, flautist
Caricature of Cora Cardigan (Hannah Rosetta Dinah Moulton, 1860-1931), virtuoso flautist who worked mainly in theatres and music halls. She also played the violin. 1883

Background imageTheatres Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jim, a bobtail sheepdog

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, Jim, a bobtail sheepdog
Illustration by Cecil Aldin -- Jim, a bobtail sheepdog, owned by the actress Fabia Drake. The dog was a perfect actor, taking part in a childrens play called The Happy Family

Background imageTheatres Collection: GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos鮠Masks

GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos鮠Masks
GUTIERREZ SOLANA, Jos頨 1886-1945). Masks. Expressionism. Oil on canvas. Private Collection

Background imageTheatres Collection: Interior view of Teatro Colon and its Concert Hall, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province

Interior view of Teatro Colon and its Concert Hall, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina, South America

Background imageTheatres Collection: Tennessee Theater on Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Tennessee Theater on Gay Street, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageTheatres Collection: Winter Garden Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden

Winter Garden Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden
Winter Garden Theatre on the corner of Drury Lane and Parker Street in Covent Garden, London. The New London Theatre now occupies the site. Date: 1947

Background imageTheatres Collection: New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

New Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageTheatres Collection: Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London

Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London
The Latest Fashion : " Pour Passer le Temps." Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London (on Shaftesbury Avenue), where the stalls have been removed and replaced by tables

Background imageTheatres Collection: Poncan Theatre

Poncan Theatre, Ponca City, Oklahoma, United States of America, North America

Background imageTheatres Collection: Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939

Two women preparing for show at Windmill Theatre 1939
Two women in tin helmets photographed as they prepare for a show at the Windmill Theatre. The Windmill Theatre, which today uses the motto " we never closed"

Background imageTheatres Collection: French actor Joseph Laurent as Mousqueton

French actor Joseph Laurent as Mousqueton in Les Mousqetaires, by Alexandre Dumas, Theatre de l Ambigu Comique, 1845. Handcoloured lithograph after an illustration by Alexandre Lacauchie from Victor

Background imageTheatres Collection: Jason Connery Actor In The Play 'A Journeys End '

Jason Connery Actor In The Play "A Journeys End "
Jason Connery Actor In The Play " A Journeys End " April 1988 Dbase MSI



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Theatres have always been the beating heart of entertainment, captivating audiences with their enchanting performances and timeless charm. From the grand halls of Sauchiehall Street in Glasgow to the iconic Broadway Street in Fargo, North Dakota, these venues hold a special place in our hearts. In Chicago, amidst the towering Marshall Field Building Clock, stands the majestic Chicago Theatre - an architectural masterpiece that has witnessed countless moments of theatrical brilliance. Across the country, Detroit's Fox Theatre exudes elegance and grace as it welcomes patrons into its opulent auditorium. Transport yourself back to Elizabethan London, where they were bustling with excitement and creativity. The vibrant panorama of London in 1616 comes alive through engravings that capture the essence of this golden era. From Morgan Hill's charming street scene to London's Waldorf Theatre, each venue tells a unique story. The New Sheffield Empire Palace takes us on a journey through time with its 1906 programme filled with thrilling acts and unforgettable performances. Dominion Theatre shines brightly alongside Horse Shoe Hotel while Fremont Art Deco Movie Theater adds a touch of glamour to Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo, California. These theaters not only provide entertainment but also serve as cultural landmarks within their communities. Even during times of adversity like air raid drills at Windmill Theatre during World War II, these venues stood resiliently as symbols of hope and resilience. They remind us that even in dark times; art can still flourish and can more than just buildings; they are gateways to other worlds where dreams come true and imaginations run wild. Whether you find yourself lost in Shakespearean tales or swept away by modern-day blockbusters, theatres continue to captivate audiences across generations. So next time you step foot into one of these magical spaces or catch a glimpse from afar remember: behind those doors lies a world waiting to be discovered - filled with laughter, tears, and endless possibilities.