Antiguo Teatro Coliseo

Antiguo Teatro Coliseo
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 Antiguo Teatro Coliseo is a building situated at the end of Avenida de la Constitución, close to Puerta de Jerez. This part of the street was a result of the expansion called Santo Tomás, named after an old convent. The Coliseo, which is listed as one of the most important buildings in the Regionalist style, has a rectangular floor plan and is attached on one side only (one of the short sides).

The building was initially going to be a cinema and later on it was turned into a theatre, so the planned capacity was reduced (from 2,755 spectators to 2,100), and the stage was extended.

It uses the usual resources of Sevillian Regionalism architecture like exposed brick, tiles on the façade and glazed tiles on the corner towers. The balconies, canopies and, in general, the ornaments on façades were an excellent way of announcing its use for leisure.

As for the interior décor, the lobbies contained "costumbrista" paintings of theatrical scenes, and other interesting features were the gilt bronze appliqués and the large bronze and glass "chandelier" that hung from the centre of the ceiling, 4 m in diameter, with 180 lights, and 6 m high.

 Antiguo Teatro Coliseo became a the headquarters of a bank in 1979. It was sold in 2002 and restored later on, to be used as offices by the Regional Government of Andalusia.

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Antiguo Teatro Coliseo
Avenida de la Constitución, 38, 41001
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