SJ3691 : The Liverpool Olympia

taken 12 years ago, near to Liverpool, Great Britain

The Liverpool Olympia
The Liverpool Olympia
The Liverpool Olympia is one of the most versatile entertainment and conference venues in Merseyside. Built in 1905, The Olympia Theatre seated 3750 in stalls and 3 balconies. It has an ornate interior decorated with elephants and Indian panelling and a vast stage but was also designed to house circus events - the elephant, horse and lions accommodation still survives below the stage. In 1925 it was converted to a cinema, bought by ABC in 1930. Throughout the war it was used as a naval depot, remaining closed until sold to Mecca in 1948 when it was converted into a ballroom known as the Locarno. Bingo followed from 1964-82, then after being shuttered, bingo returned from 1987-90. After another period of disuse it was restored and used once more for live entertainment - including the circus. It has also been a discotheque. It is now a venue for boxing and concerts. It is grade II listed building. (information from Theatre Trust UK)
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SJ3691, 38 images   (more nearby )
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Monday, 31 October, 2005   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 12 November, 2005
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Theatre   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 364 913 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.8793N 2:57.5001W
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