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Grand Theatre - Swansea (Official)
Architects: William Hope
Functions: Live Theatre
Styles: Art Nouveau
Previous Names: Swansea Cinema, Grand Cinema
The Swansea Grand Theatre is one of the most beautiful theatres in the country. In 1982 to 1987 it was completly renovated with some alterations including the raising of the auditorium roof. A complete new backstage area was built doubling dressing room accomodation and stage area.
Very soon after the Grand Theatre was opened in 1897 it was turned into one of the city’s first cinemas and renamed the Swansea Cinema, though this was only for a brief time.
It returned to live show use until 1933 when it became the Grand Cinema, with a seating capacity given as 1,200. This use continued until 1947 when it reverted back to live theatre use and today is a major live theatre venue.
The Grand Theatre is a Grade II listed building.
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