The Tivoli Theatre, St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh
Also known as the Grand Theatre / Grand Picture House
Above - Leith Walk in the 1900s - The proposed Site for the Grand Theatre in 1889 - From a postcard
Right - Notice announcing that the new Grand Theatre will be built in Leith Walk, Edinburgh - From The ERA December 1889.
The Theatre was not built in Leith Walk in the end however, but was eventually built in St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh in 1900, and actually opened as the Tivoli Theatre. The name was changed after a few years though to the Grand Theatre.
Left - Postcard advertising The Grand Theatre, Edinburgh's production of "Cinderella." An Eade Montefiore Pantomime with Miss May Marton as Cinderella, Miss Millie Engler as Prince Rupert, and Little Zola as Buttons. Caption Reads 'Buttons: "That's your little game! I'll call again tomorrow."
The building doesn't seem to have been very successful though as it closed as a Theatre soon after and became a Riding Academy.
The Theatre was later converted for Cinema use and opened as the Grand Picture House in December 1920.
The Theatre closed altogether in 1960 and was subsequently demolished.
Some of the above information on this page was kindly sent in by Archie Foley.
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