SD3036 : Grand Theatre Blue Plaque

taken 6 years ago, near to Blackpool, Great Britain

Grand Theatre Blue Plaque
Grand Theatre Blue Plaque
The blue plaque on Matcham Court SD3036 : Matcham Court side of the Grand Theatre SD3036 : Grand Theatre Stage Door reads:


(Grade II* Listed)

The leading Victorian theatre architect, Frank Matcham, was
commissioned by Thomas Sergenson to build 'the best, prettiest and
cosiest theatre possible' and the Grand was opened on July 23 1894.

In 1973 the theatre was saved from demolition at a public inquiry and, in
1977, was refurbished and opened as a bingo hall.

It was bought by the Grand Theatre Trust in 1980, reopened as a theatre
on March 23 1981, and two months later was officially opened by the
Prince of Wales at a Royal Variety Show.

This Listed Building is one of the finest examples of Matcham's work.
The Grand Theatre Trust and the Friends of the Grand have endeavoured
to ensure that 'the Glorious Grand' is preserved for posterity.

Kindly Donated by
Friends of
The Grand
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 7 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Person (from Tags)
Frank Matcham  Thomas Sergenson 
Date (from Tags)
1894  1973  1977  1980  1981 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3074 3615 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:49.0197N 3:3.2079W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 3074 3614
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