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By the 19th century theatre-going had become so popular that considerable
prestige attached to the building of a new playhouse.  Some Victorian
architects began to specialise in theatre design, such as CJ Phipps, his
collaborator Walter Emden and the great Frank Matcham. 

Read about their lives and creations below


C. J. Phipps 1835-1897

C. J. Phipps 1835-1897
Frank Matcham 1854-1920

Frank Matcham 1854-1920
Walter Emden 1847-1913

Walter Emden 1847-1913
W.G.R. Sprague 1863-1933

W.G.R. Sprague 1863-1933
Bertie Crewe (d.1937)

Bertie Crewe (d.1937)
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