Theatre Royal / Electric Theatre, Dumfries

Shakespeare Street, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, DG1 2JH 

Architect: Unknown   Listing: B-Listed (1961)   No of Seats: 500

Status: Open as Theatre   Opened: 1792 / 1876 / 1910   Closed: 1959 / N/A

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Built in 1792; Opened as theatre in 1876, seating 500. Later extended with a new facade in 1896. Early film shows. Cinema by 1910. Converted to a cinema and roller-skating rink in the 1920s. Renovated as a theatre in 1959. 

Now the oldest operating theatre in Scotland. Currently seating around 219.

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