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The People's Palace Music Hall, Old Cattle Market, Lochee Road, Dundee

Formerly - Prince of Wales Theatre

Dundee Theatres

The Livermores graduated to their first People`s Palace music hall in February 1891, at the Old Cattle Market, Lochee Road, on a former circus site which the previous year had a portable Theatre erected on it for variety and drama, the Prince of Wales Theatre. The architect was James Hutton and the building was in Moorish style, made of wood and corrugated iron. It had stalls and a gallery, and two boxes. Accommodating 2,500 people, which included a promenade for 500, the owners announced that “with no fewer than sixteen exits the building can be emptied in 1 ½ minutes.” The drop curtain was of Windsor Castle by D`Inglo; the ceiling was panelled and hand decorated by French artistes.

The Livermores moved from this to a better site in the grounds of the Queen`s Hotel in the Nethergate in 1893, building upon a circus property known as the Jollity Theatre which had burned down.

The above information on the People's Palace Music Hall, Old Cattle Market, Lochee Road, Dundee was written for this site by Graeme Smith in February 2013.

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