Olympia Theatre

Market Place,
Arbroath, DD11 1HR

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Designed by Dundee architect Charles Edward in 1855 and originally a Corn Exchange. It opened as a cinema in 1912, named the Olympia Picture Palace. The proscenium was 27 feet wide.

In the 1930’s it had been re-named Olympia Theatre and it closed as a cinema in 1959. Since January 2001 it has been known as the Corn Exchange, one of the J.D. Wetherspoon chain of pubs.

On 11th October 1971, Historic Scotland designated the Olympia Theatre a Grade B Listed building.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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