Lancaster Grand Theatre, Whats On and Theatre Tickets
Lancaster Grand Theatre
St. Leonards Gate, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 1NL T: 01524 64695
Lancaster Grand Theatre, Lancaster
The Grand Theatre, under it's many names, has been a major part of the social and cultural life of Lancaster since being built in 1782. In 1897 Frank Matcham, perhaps THE theatre architect, designed and supervised an extensive re-modelling of the stage and auditorium.
1908 saw a firm which gutted the interior of the Grand, virtually destroying Matcham's work. Phoenix-like, less than eight months later, it reopened more or less in the form you see today.