Civic Theatre demolition: A view not seen for 93 years

The site of the Civic Theatre.
The site of the Civic Theatre.

This is the site of Doncaster’s former Civic Theatre following the completion of demolition work.

Bulldozers have now left the Waterdale site after spending the last few months clearing the building which closed last year to make way for the new Cast venue.

The area has now been covered with topsoil and will become a green space until a developer for the area is found.

The view is one that has not seen since 1921 when the building was originally constructed - 93 years in total.

Scarborough House on Chequer Road has already met a similar fate with the former Girls’ School and Council House set to bite the dust over the coming weeks as the next stage of the town’s £300million Civic and Cultural Quarter gets underway.

The Council House has been stripped out and will be blown up in a spectular demolition to reduce it to a pile of rubble. The architecturally significant central frontage of the Girls School will be retained. The works are scheduled to be completed in August and will see the sites primed for redevelopment.

The first phase of the CCQ has seen the creation of Cast, Doncaster’s new performance venue, the impressive Sir Nigel Gresley Square and other quality public areas, new civic offices, a refurbished Civic Quarter Multi-Storey Car Park, new housing and new road layouts.

Additional housing, leisure and other complementary developments are planned as the scheme progresses.

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