• Thistle 247

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      The largest lecture hall in the Thistle Complex with seating for 400.
    • Thistle Theatre

      circa 1969
      Located inside Brock's Thistle Complex, the Thistle Theatre, which has since been renamed the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, features a thrust stage and steep rising tiers of seats in a semi circular 'bowl'. Although often described as a 550 seat theatre, in actuality it originally had exactly 543 seats. It is interesting to note that the official number of seats is now 538. The very first production to be held at the theatre was Lysistrata, the Greek comedy by Aristophanes, on July 29, 1969. Since it's opening in 1969, it has been the centre of a great many cultural events and other performances ranging from concerts and plays to lectures and speeches.
    • Thistle West Stairwell

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      One of the concrete walled stairwells in Thistle Complex adorned with art and production posters.
    • Thistle Ramp

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      The former ramp leading up to the Thistle podium encircling the Tower.
    • Thistle West Stairwell

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      One of the concrete walled stairwells in Thistle Complex adorned with art and production posters.
    • Thistle and Tower Courtyard

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      A photograph of the exterior staircase of Thistle Complex and Tower Courtyard.
    • Early Thistle Construction

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      Early construction work on the Thistle Complex encircling the Tower
    • Back of Thistle

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      This view of Thistle from the northeast is taken from what is now the Jubilee Courtyard.
    • Thistle Corridor

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      A view down the Thistle Complex corridor.
    • Thistle Podium

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      This picture shows the northern portion of Thistle Complex west. Just outside of view to the left is where the Tower is located. In the background is the outdoor amphitheatre, which has since been renovated and turned into an indoor lecture hall and theatre - Thistle Room 325.
    • Thistle Exterior

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      View of Thistle Complex from the Tower facing west.
    • Model Aerial Thistle Complex

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      An aerial view of a model of the Thistle Complex.
    • Thistle Complex Model

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      An overhead view of the Thistle Complex model.
    • Thistle Complex Construction

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      This picture shows construction work underway on the Thistle Complex. The groundwork, supporting pillars, and preliminary work on the concrete walls can be seen. The most notable feature is the exposed foundation of the Thistle Theatre to the left. The adjacent lecture halls are also taking form to the right.
    • Thistle Complex Construction

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      This picture shows construction work underway on the Thistle Complex. The groundwork, supporting pillars, and concrete walls can be seen. The most notable feature is the exposed foundation of the Thistle Theatre to the left. The adjacent lecture halls are also taking form to the right.
    • Amphitheatre Model

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      An overhead view of the model for the amphitheatre.
    • Thistle Amphitheatre

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      The former outdoor amphitheatre on top of the Thistle Complex. The amphitheatre has since been enclosed and renovated and is now an indoor lecture hall and theatre - Thistle Room 325.
    • Thistle Complex West

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      Exterior view of the section of the Thistle Complex west of the Tower.