The Frank Matcham Society


Dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of Theatres everywhere

Frank Matcham (1854-1920) was responsible for designing over 100 theatres, including this glorious building. No two buildings were ever the same, but he developed a very personal style, with astonishing theatrical flair. Although many were demolished during the 1950s and 1960s, the survivors are now much admired and many have been refurbished with the most modern technical and audience facilities, while retaining beautiful period details such as painted ceilings and decorative plasterwork.
 



The Frank Matcham Society exists to develop interest in the theatre architect’s work

Benefits include: 
- Regular newsletter plus an annual journal with expert articles about historic theatres
- Visits to theatres designed by Matcham and others in the UK including backstage tours
- International visits to explore interesting theatre buildings. Recent trips include Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Le Marche.

For more information and to download a membership form visit: www.frankmatchamsociety.org.uk 
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Olympia Liverpool by Terry Davies
Richmond by Trevor Morson
Victoria Palace Exterior by Terry Davis
Wakefield Theatre Royal by Terry Davis
Wakefield ceiling by Terry Davis