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The Grand Theatre, 46 North Road, Brighton

Formerly - The Hippodrome Circus / Eden Theatre / Grand Cinema

Brighton's Theatres Index

The Grand Theatre, North Road, Brighton

Above - The Grand Theatre, North Road, Brighton

A Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Me and My Girl' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. The Grand Theatre, Brighton was originally built by the renowned Theatre Architect, Frank Matcham, as the Hippodrome Circus sometime between 1891 and 1894.

Right - A Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Me and My Girl' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. And A Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. And A Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919. See below for details.

In 1894 the Theatre had a change of name to the Eden Theatre and in 1905 it was renamed again, this time to the Grand Theatre, (see image above.)

The Grand Theatre was converted into a Cinema, called the Grand Cinema, in 1931 but this closed in 1940 and the building was then converted back into a Theatre again, to open on the 31st of January 1941.

Details from a Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.

Above - Details from a Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.

Ronne Conn on stage at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in 1941 - Courtesy Maxine Warner, Ronne Conn's Niece.

Above - Ronne Conn on stage at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in 1941 - Courtesy Maxine Warner, Ronne Conn's Niece.

Programme for 'Make Mine Laughter' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. Programme for a Variety show at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. After the Theatre was converted back to live use in 1941 it became known for a while for it's Twice a day Variety shows but sadly, like so many others up and down the Country in the 1950s, the Grand closed its doors for the last time in 1955.

Right - A Programme for a Variety show at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. And A Programme for 'Make Mine Laughter' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme.

For a while the Theatre became a furniture factory and warehouse but after a fire in 1961 the Grand was demolished. The site is now occupied by an office building called Tower Point.

Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

Above - Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

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