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Architect: Frank Matcham
First Opened: 16th July 1900 (122 years ago)
Former Names: Gaiety Theatre and Opera House
Telephone: 01624 694500
Address: Villa Marina Arcade, Harris Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2HH
The Gaiety Theatre was constructed on the site of a largely unsuccessful entertainment pavilion, and incorporates parts of the pavilion structure (most notably the roof) into the current building. Renowned UK theatre architect Frank Matcham was engaged to build the new theatre, and the Gaiety is now considered one of his finest surviving theatres.