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Grand (Cockermouth)

  • Theatre ID
    2041
  • Built / Converted
    1915
  • Dates of use
    • 1915 - 1966: (mainly cinema)
  • Current state
    Extant
  • Current use
    Converted to other use (Veterinary surgery/retail)
  • Address
    Station Road, Cockermouth, Cumbria, England

Details

The façe is in excellent condition. Three major bays, all channel-rusticated, the outer slightly advanced as pavilions flanking the pedimented centre with the name Grand Theatre in Art Nouveau lettering. Ground floor with shop front glazing. No fly tower. The interior is now subdivided. Circle steppings remain (6-7 rows) but floor at balcony level inserted. Proscenium arch remains (plasterwork stripped) and stalls floor levelled, orchestra pit filled and stage levelled. Original barrel-vault ceiling with ornate ventilation ducts intact. Judging by photographs taken during conversion to shop, the stage was deep, but no flying. Orchestra pit. Four dressing rooms.


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Exterior of the Grand Theatre, Cockermouth, 1997
© Ian Grundy

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Façade of the Grand Theatre, Cockermouth, 1997
© Ian Grundy

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  • Events
    • 1915 - 1966 Use: (mainly cinema)
    • 1915 Design/Construction:
      • Unknown - Architect
    • 1940 - 1949 Owner/Management: Until when not known. Grand Theatre & Cinema Company (Cockermouth) Ltd
    • 1940 Owner/Management: s-c1966 Graves (Cumberland) Ltd
  • Capacities
    • Later: 1943: 750
  • Listings
    • Grade Not listed
  • Stage type
    • Proscenium flat
  • Dimensions
    • Stage dimensions: Depth: 7.62m
    • Orchestra pit: Original

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