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Apollo Theatre, Manchester

Description: Apollo Theatre

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 June 1994
English Heritage Building ID: 457758

OS Grid Reference: SJ8536496987
OS Grid Coordinates: 385364, 396987
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4694, -2.2219

Location: Apsley Grove, Manchester, Greater Manchester M12 6AP

Locality: Manchester
County: Manchester
Country: England
Postcode: M12 6AP

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Listing Text

MANCHESTER

SJ8597 STOCKPORT ROAD, Ardwick
698-1/20/488 (East side)
Apollo Theatre

II

Cinema, now concert hall. c.1930. Red brick in Flemish bond,
with facade of white glazed terracotta (roof concealed). Large
rectangular plan with rounded front corners, wing attached to
rear left corner. Modernist style. Two unequal storeys plus
attic. The wide slightly-raised rectangular centre has large
rectangular tripartite openings on both floors (that at ground
floor containing ranges of doors, and that above containing
large recessed rectangular windows with small-pane glazing),
flanked by vertical panels with Art Deco ornament. The wide
convex corners have small oblong windows on 2 levels and above
these 3 tiers of oblong slit windows between raised bands (all
paired in the left corner and single in the right-hand
corner). The slightly set back attic storey has a set-back
centre (corresponding to the tripartite openings at ground and
1st floors) with banded pilasters, 1:3:1 little oblong windows
and raised parapet, and banded wings with plain cornices and
parapets interrupted by broad stepped and moulded pilasters
(corresponding to the ornamented panels below), and slit
windows at the corners. Return sides plainer. Interior:
substantially unaltered auditorium with Art Deco decoration
including horsehoe gallery with sweeping lines terminating in
4 overlapping tiers of "boxes", and between these and the
proscenium a plunging V-shaped band.


Listing NGR: SJ8536496987

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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