Sun 22 September 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This, the Richmond Local History Society’s first ever joint event with The Richmond Society, will be an illustrated talk at Richmond Theatre celebrating the 120th birthday of Frank Matcham’s architectural masterpiece on Richmond Green. It will describe the evolution of the building plus theatrical highlights to date, followed by a Q&A.
The Richmond Theatre (originally known as the Theatre Royal and Opera House) opened on 18 September 1899 with a performance of As You Like It. A very fine example of the work of theatre architect Frank Matcham, the building has been given a Grade II* listing by Historic England.