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The Royal Palace of Varieties, 65 - 67 St. Mary's Road, Garston, Liverpool

Later The Theatre Royal, Garston

Liverpool Theatres Index

The former Warehouse which was converted into the Palace of Varieties and then the Theatre Royal, Garston, in a photograph from 1988. The building was demolished in 2007 - Courtesy The Garston and District Historical Society

Above - The former Warehouse which was converted into the Palace of Varieties and then the Theatre Royal, Garston, in a photograph from 1988. The building was demolished in 2007 - Courtesy The Garston and District Historical Society

 

The Garston Palace of Varieties Theatre opened on the 7th of September 1891 under the management of Mr. John Hargreaves. The Theatre was a conversion from a former warehouse and was run as a Variety Theatre for several years before closing down in 1895 and being converted into a Playhouse.

The Theatre reopened on the 3rd of August 1896 as the Theatre Royal under the management of Mr. David Barnard with a play called 'Parson Thorn.' Barnard successfully managed the Theatre for many years, producing Twice Nightly plays, but when he retired from the Theatre in 1903 the Theatre was closed and the building was converted into a Billiard Hall which opened in 1905 and was run by the Lancashire & Cheshire Billiard Halls Ltd, and then later still it was in use by the Garston & District Co-operative Society Furnishing Department.

The building was demolished in 2007.

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