SE0924 : Theatre Royal, Halifax

taken 7 years ago, near to Halifax, Calderdale, Great Britain

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Theatre Royal, Halifax
Theatre Royal, Halifax
The current Theatre Royal building was built in 1905, replacing an earlier theatre dating from 1789. The building was damaged by fire in February 1927, but reopened in September of that year. The building was converted into a cinema in 1933 and became a bingo hall in 1966, closing in 1992.

In 1994, a London theatre trust drew up plans to turn the Theatre Royal into the UK’s first national museum of theatre technology, at a cost of £7 million. But owners Rank failed to agree with the trust on the £250,000 purchase price.

Between 1999 and c2007 the building was used as a night club, successively name La Mania, Club Platinum, and the Theatre Club.

In 2008 proposals were announced demolish the auditorium and build a 103 bedroom 5 storey hotel, retaining the façade. So far these plans have come to nothing and the building remains empty.

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SE0924, 504 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 7 January, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Calderdale  Halifax 
Disused (from Tags)
Theatre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 0935 2499 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:43.2742N 1:51.5872W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 09338 25006
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Disused  La Mania  Nightclub  Theatre Royal  Wards End  Theatre  Southgate  Club Platinum 

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