Basic Site Details

Name: Her Majesty's Theatre, Gorbals Street
Town, district or village: Gorbals
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Sculptor: John Mossman.

Only auditorium remains.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 3Citizens TheatreYes 
Item 2 of 3Gorbals Theatre  
Item 3 of 3Royal Princess's Theatre  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Theatre  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1119-129, Gorbals StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 41878   
Item 2 of 41948 Alterations and additionsProposed alterations and additions to the Citizens Theatre, Gorbals
Item 3 of 41977  Exterior destroyed; auditorium left intact
Item 4 of 41989 Alteration/conversionBrick facade and foyer


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 8Campbell DouglasArchitect, ValuerA1878  
Item 2 of 8Campbell Douglas & SellarsArchitectural practiceA1878  
Item 3 of 8James SellarsArchitect, ValuerA1878  
Item 4 of 8James Taylor ThomsonArchitectC1948 Alterations and additions
Item 5 of 8James Taylor Thomson & McCrea (or Thomson & Partner)Architectural practiceC1948 Alterations and additions
Item 6 of 8William McCreaArchitectC1948 Alterations and additions
Item 7 of 8Andrew Alexander McCrory A1989 Frontage of theatre - as Chairman of BDP
Item 8 of 8Building Design Partnership (later BDP)Architectural practiceB1989 Brick facade and foyer


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 1Williamson, Riches, Higgs1990Glasgow (The Buildings of Scotland)  p511

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder19 November 1948  p609
Item 2 of 4Glasgow Chamber of Commerce JournalJuly 1977   
Item 3 of 4List, The2 September 1988  'Operating Theatre'
Item 4 of 4The Bailie4 September 1878   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register33512 
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3University of StrathclydeAHAUS (Archive of Historical Architecture, University of Strathclyde)90.8