SP3379 : Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry

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Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry
Belgrade Theatre, Corporation Street, Coventry
One of the landmarks of Coventry's post-war rebirth as a modern city guided by the principles of the new architecture and urban planning. It was built in 1955-58, making it the first municipal theatre in England after the war, and was designed by the City Architect's Department under Arthur Ling. Grade II listed.
The name is recognition of the use of timber in the auditorium presented to the council as a gift by the Yugoslavian Ambassador (the two cities were later twinned).
Comparison with this 1969 picture SP3379 : Belgrade Theatre shows that not much has changed. The original sign has sadly gone, a new auditorium extension has been added on the right, the fountain has gone and the area in front has suffered from the customary proliferation of 'street furniture'.
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Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3316 7919 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.5829N 1:30.8370W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 3322 7921
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