Princes

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Good, brick classical town hall of 1930, incorporating, immediately behind the façade, the Princes Theatre. The town hall’s main entrance vestibule serves as a generous theatre foyer. This is a flat floored multi-purpose venue with bleacher seating and an end balcony. Segmental vaulted ceiling, plaster panelled side walls and tongue-fluted flat balcony front. Proscenium with broad moulded frame and segmental arch. Very limited wing space. Fly tower with 20 sets of counterweights. Cyclorama. Four dressing rooms.

Built / Converted
1926
Dates of use
  • 1931 : continuing
Current state
Extant
Current use
Theatre
Address
Town Hall, Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 1SE, England
Website-
Further details
Other names
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Events
  • 1926 Design/Construction:
    Sir A Brumwell Thomas
    - Architect
  • 1931 Use: continuing
  • 1931 Owner/Management: Clacton Urban District Council
  • 1985 Owner/Management: pre Tendring District Council
Capacities
  • Capacity
    Later
    Description
    1961: 1008
  • Capacity
    Current
    Description
    816
Listings
  • Listing
    II
    Comment
    Listed as part of Town Hall
Stage type
Rake
Building dimensions: 35.04m x 18.28m x 12.18m high (115ft x 60ft x 40ft)
Stage dimensions: Width: 15.54m (51ft)
Proscenium width: 9.75m (32ft)
Height to grid: 10.97m (36ft)
Inside proscenium: -
Orchestra pit: 20 Original, sunken, now flat