Basic Site Details

Name: People's Palace
City or county: Bristol
Country: England
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Notes: The building was a nightclub until recently but is currently closed. The fašade is not listed but is considered a building of merit within the City and Queen Square Conservation area.

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 1Baldwin Street  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 3c. 1890(?) Build/construction 
Item 2 of 31893 Design exhibited 
Item 3 of 31928 Alteration/conversionConverted to a purpose built cinema, opened 1928. Verity retained only parts of Hutton's fašade while adding significant details of his own. This fašade is still extant.


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 2James HuttonArchitect c. 1890  
Item 2 of 2Francis Thomas VerityArchitectB1928 Conversion to purpose-built cinema


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts1893   851
Item 2 of 2Grand opening of Cinema1928Grand Civic Re-opening of Cinema   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 3Bristol Record OfficePlans CollectionVolume 27, folio 59. Building Plans which include include cross sections, floor plans and the Baldwin Street elevation. Drawings signed by Hutton and with address 61 Reform Street, Dundee.
Item 2 of 3Bristol Record OfficePlans CollectionVolume 86, folio 17Verity's plans
Item 3 of 3Courtesy of David EtheridgeInformation sent to Dictionary Sent Ocotber 2011