Elisabeth Scott and the iconic Pier Theatre, Bournemouth to appear in the new British passport

Bournemouth born Elisabeth Scott was a pioneering architect, renowned for designing one of England’s most prestigious buildings in the 1920’s is now being commemorated in the new British passport.



Scott rose to fame after she won an international competition to design the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1928.

She later returned to Bournemouth and joined the council’s architects’ office in the late 50s and set to work on designing her next architectural legacy, this time in her home town – the iconic Pier Theatre.



Gillian Drewitt, joint managing director at The Drewitt Group, which built the Pier Theatre, said: “It makes us extremely proud to learn that the Pier Theatre is pictured on the new British passport.

“Everyone who knows the town well would have seen or visited the Pier Theatre at some stage as it is an iconic building, and we are really pleased that our family business played a vital part in the construction of it.”


Thanks to the Daily Echo for the original story.