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.
Person | Male Born 22/11/1854 Died 17/5/1920
This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Brixton Theatre foundation stone
Although not actually named, this lonely, vandalised stone is all that remain...
Frank Matcham - Coliseum
We thank our colleague for spotting and snapping this on a recent visit to th...
Frank Matcham - Hackney Empire
Frank Matcham (1854 - 1920) theatre architect, designed this theatre.
Frank Matcham - Hippodrome
Plaque unveiled by Roy Hudd.
Frank Matcham - N8
Plaque unveiled by the husband and wife actors Timothy West and Prunella Scales.
The Black Cap
Public House. It was originally called the Mother Black Cap after a local legend concerning a witch, and had that name, according to licensing records, as early as 1751. In the mid 1960s it became ...
Architect. He designed many cinemas including the Hammersmith Apollo, as well as the Prince of Wales Theatre in London, and the interiors of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and the Royal Court.
Produced plans for St Thomas's Hospital gateway, 1682.
Essex Street, House & grounds
The site now covered by Essex Street and Devereux Court was once Essex House and grounds, named after Robert, Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite, who also led a rebellion against her which ...
William Nisbet Blair
Architect. Born Morpeth, Northumberland. Appointed St Pancras Borough Engineer in 1893 and still in post in 1906. Lived at 23 West Hill. Father of the entomologist, Kenneth Blair. Died Middlesex. H...