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Ayr, Carrick Street, Gaiety Theatre

Theatre (20th Century)

Site Name Ayr, Carrick Street, Gaiety Theatre

Classification Theatre (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Boswell Park

Canmore ID 201278

Site Number NS32SW 244

NGR NS 33715 21763

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/201278

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Administrative Areas

  • Council South Ayrshire
  • Parish Ayr
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Kyle And Carrick
  • Former County Ayrshire

Architecture Notes

Elegant auditorium by Alexander Cullen (1904) rebuilt inside the earlier building of J. McHardy Young (1902) after a fire. The original frontage was of red brick, replaced in 1935 to the more 'moderne' white and black tiles of the fashionable cinemas of the time, complete with vertical sign and more in keeping with its popularity as a quality variety house, particularly for summer tours.

The quality of its interior probably saved it from demolition in the 1970s and an extension was added for the box office, cafe and dressing rooms added in the mid 1990s.

Photographed for the Listed Buildings Recording Survey.

RCAHMS 2008.

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