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The New Theatre, Leeds

Later - The Princess' Concert Hall / Princess' Theatre / Princess' Palace / Tivoli Theatre / Leeds Hippodrome

Leeds Theatres Index

The Theatre's frontage in its 1898 form as the Tivoli. From the book 'Leeds Theatres Remembered' by Robert E. Preedy but sourced originally from the the Leeds Public Library. - Courtesy John Grice.

Above - The Theatre's frontage in its 1898 form as the Tivoli. From the book 'Leeds Theatres Remembered' by Robert E. Preedy but sourced originally from the the Leeds Public Library. - Courtesy John Grice.

Poster for the Princess' Palace Leeds, 17 May 1880 and during the week with Arthur Lloyd and his wife Katty King on the Bill displayed at the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds - Courtesy The City Varieties Theatre.This Theatre was originally built for William Schuking Thorne as the New Theatre in 1848 but was later rebuilt and renamed, under new ownership in 1874, as the Princess' Concert Hall, and later as the Princess' Palace.

Right - Poster for the Princess' Palace Leeds, 17 May 1880 and during the week, with Arthur Lloyd and his wife Katty King on the Bill - Displayed at the City Varieties Theatre, Leeds - Courtesy The City Varieties Theatre.

The Theatre was renamed the Tivoli in 1898 and later still, in 1924 after major improvements, The Hippodrome.

The Theatre was closed in 1933 and demolished over 30 years later in October 1967 after being used as a garment workshop and warehouse.

Extract from 'The Early Doors' by Harold Scott - Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd London 1946 - Courtesy John Grice.One of the competitors for the Clog Dancing contest listed on the bill shown right was Dan Leno, see below.

Above Left - An Extract from 'The Early Doors' by Harold Scott - Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd London 1946 - Courtesy John Grice.

Talking of Clog Dancers, here are some more, this time performing at the Princess' Palace Theatre, Leeds in 1880:

"Princess' Palace tonight - Arthur Lloyd and his grand comic concert company Will Parker and his soldier dog - Clog dancing contest for the championship of the World"

Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer of Monday May 17 1880 - Courtesy John Grice.

Arthur Lloyd and his wife Katty King are known to have performed at this Theatre in 1880.

The Auditorium of the Theatre in its 1924 form as the Hippodrome -From the book 'Leeds Theatres Remembered' by Robert E. Preedy 1981 - Sourced originally from the the Leeds Public Library. - Courtesy John Grice.

Above - The Auditorium of the Theatre in its 1924 form as the Hippodrome -From the book 'Leeds Theatres Remembered' by Robert E. Preedy 1981 - Sourced originally from the the Leeds Public Library. - Courtesy John Grice.

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