Grand Theatre, in Blackpool, Lancashire UK A striking, historical Victorian theatre, described as 'a rococo* riot' Web: www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk * 18th-century style of art and architecture characterized by the use of elaborate ornamentation; the far reaches of the Baroque style taken to extremes.
The Grand Blackpool was designed by Victorian theatre architect Frank Matcham and was opened in 1894 after a construction period of seven months, at a cost of £20,000 between December 1893 and July 1894. The project was conceived and financed by local theatre manager Thomas Sergenson who had been using the site of the Grand for several years to stage a circus. He had also transformed the fortunes of other local theatres.
Blackpool, England Grand Theater. Frank Matcham was an English theatrical architect and designer.no formal training as an architect. He was known for his designs of many London theatres including the Hackney Empire (1901); the London Coliseum (1904); the London Palladium (1910) and the Victoria Palace (1911).