Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL

Name: BEAZLEY, SAMUEL #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1820-21
Nature: New theatre, for Henry Harris. FS laid 14 Oct 1820.  Lord Lieutenant taken on tour of building 'conducted by the Patentee and Architect', 10 Jan 1821. Opened 18 Jan 1821. Destroyed by fire in 1880
Refs: Drawing in RIA secretary's office (inf. from E. McParland); 'Annals of Dublin' in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); G.N. Wright, Historical Guide to Dublin (1821), 271;  Freeman's Journal, 12 Jan 1821;   Görel Garlick, To Serve the purpose of the drama: the theatre designs and plays of Samuel Beazley 1786-1851 (Society for Theatre Research, 2003), 45-51(illus.).

Name: BUTLER, WILLIAM DEANE
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1832;1848
Nature: 'Design for New Theatre Royal' exh. RHA, 1832.
Refs: RHA 1832, no. 252; 3 lithograph plans and watercolour elevation of principal front and side elevation, dated 1848, sold Sotheby's, 20 Jul 1993, lot 4, now in NLI (photocopies in IAA)

Name: MCCURDY, JOHN
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1857-58
Nature: Repair, decoration, alts. Reopened Easter Monday after renovations costing £3,000.
Refs: B 15, 10 Oct 1857, 585; 16, 30 Jan 1858, 73; B 16, 10 Apr 1858, 250; APSD II, D, 77

Name: PHIPPS, CHARLES JOHN #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1878
Nature: Refurbushment. New stage, cloakrooms, entrances enlarged, new additional entrances &c.
Refs: Irish Times, 19 Aug 1878.

Name: PHIPPS, CHARLES JOHN #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1880
Nature: Proposed new theatre on site of old theatre destroyed by fire. For Mr Gunn, proprietor. Not built by 1884, but concert hall (Leinster Hall) built instead.
Refs: IB 22, 15 Mar 1880, 87; 26, 1 Feb 1884, 32; B 39, 31 Jul 1880, 158;  Irish Times, 3 Jul 1880, 5.

Name: MATCHAM, FRANK #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1896-7
Nature: Conversion of Leinster Hall into theatre for Fred Mouillot and H. Morrel.  Opened 13 Nov 1897.  Contractors: H. & J. Martin.
Refs: Irish Times, 1 Aug,5,25 Sep 1896, 9,19 Feb,3,11,14 Dec 1897;  IB 38, 1 Sep 1896, 185; 58, 16 Sep 1916, 433,464; 62, 3 Aug,14 Aug 1920, 517;   B 71, 14 Nov 1896, 410; 73, 18 Dec 1897, 525.

Name: ASHWORTH, CHARLES HERBERT
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1907-1908
Nature: Plans for enlargement & new winter garden
Refs: IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 473; IB 50, 25 Jan, 4 Apr 1908, 53,210,213

Name: SCOTT & GOOD
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1933-35
Nature: By Leslie Norton, London, with Scott & Good as associate architects. Marble stairs by C.W. Harrison & Sons.
Refs: IB 77, 21 Sep 1935, 843; advertisement for C.W. Harrison & Sons in JRIAI (1936); Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 188,189(illus.)

Name: NORTON, LESLIE C. #
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1935
Nature: Remodelling of theatre as cinema.  Executant architects: Scott & Good.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement for C.W. Harrison & Sons in JRIAI (1936), 69;  Archiseek,www.archiseek.com/2011/1935-theatre-royal-hawkins-st-dublin/ (last visited, Mar 2016).

Name: HARRISON, C.W., & SONS *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1936a
Nature: Marble stairs executed by CWH & Sons. Architects: Leslie C. Norton and Scott & Good.
Refs: List of works 'in hands, or recently executed' in advertisement in JRIAI (1936), 69.

Name: CAMPBELL, LAURENCE T. *
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1938
Nature: Sculpture on façade. Design exh. RHA 1938. (Some of these pieces of sculpture saved from Theatre Royal and placed on entrance from of Leura, Kilcroney Lane, Bray, Co. Wicklow.)
Refs: RHA 1938, no. 389

Name: HIGGINBOTHAM, JOHN JOSEPH
Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAWKINS STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: ?
Nature: JJH supervised construction as Dublin Corporation's Surveyor of Places of Public Resort.
Refs: Obituary of JJH in RIAI Yearbook 1951-52, 15