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Grand Theatre c.1917

The theatre opened on 3rd September 1900 as the Theatre Royal. In 1913, the frontage was altered and the venue was subsequently renamed the Grand in April 1916. Three years later it reverted back to the Theatre Royal …… and then it became the Empire ….. and then, in 1940, became the Theatre Royal & Empire !

The 600 seat theatre eventually closed on 29th November 1959 with its last show being Not In The Book performed by the Penguin Players. The building was subsequently demolished in 1960/1 with the Shelton’s department store built on the site and later, after that was demolished, the site reverted back to its theatrical roots with the Broadway Theatre.