Basic Site Details

Name: Lyceum Theatre
Town, district or village: Govan
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: A new theatre is about to be built at Govan, a little to the west of Govan Cross. The theatre will have a frontage of 70ft. to Govan-road, and another of 160ft. to McKechnie-street. The main entrance will be situated in Govan-road, and will be surmounted by a round tower 119ft. high; while the gallery exits will lead into McKechnie-street. Accommodation will be provided for an audience of 3,130. The estimated cost of the budding is 10,000. [Building News 22 April p585]

Films shown from 1902. Purchased by Caledon Pictures Limited in 1923. Destroyed by fire and demolished 1932

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Lyceum Cinema (I)  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2Theatre  
Item 2 of 2Cinema  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2 McKechnie Street  
Item 2 of 2409, Govan Road  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 218981899Build/construction 
Item 2 of 24 November 1899 Opened 


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 2David BarclayArchitect 18981899 
Item 2 of 2H & D BarclayArchitectural practice 18981899 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Building News22 April 1898  p585
Item 2 of 2Glasgow Advertiser and Property Circular28 June 1898