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Frank Matcham

Person   Born 22/11/1854 Died 17/5/1920

Categories: Architecture, Theatre

Theatre architect. Born Newton Abbot, Devon. Never qualified as an architect but designed at least 80 theatres and did some work on about the same number again. About 24 of his theatres survive reasonably intact, including the Hackney Empire, Richmond Theatre, London Palladium, Victoria Palace and the London Coliseum.  Died at home in Westcliff-on-Sea. Buried Highgate cemetery.

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Frank Matcham

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Frank Matcham - Coliseum

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Frank Matcham - Hackney Empire

Frank Matcham (1854 - 1920) theatre architect, designed this theatre.

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Frank Matcham - Hippodrome

Plaque unveiled by Roy Hudd.

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Frank Matcham - N8

Plaque unveiled by the husband and wife actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales.

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Frank Matcham - Richmond

Frank Matcham (1854 - 1920) theatre architect, designed this theatre. Frank M...

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