The Music Hall and Theatre History Site
Dedicated to Arthur Lloyd, 1839 - 1904.

Celebrating Twenty Years Online 2001 - 2021

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Online continuously since January 2001 this website is visited by millions of people every year, from all over the world. There are over 1,500 pages of information on this site and more than 17,000 images. All the latest additions and updates to the site are shown below. You may also click the year links below to see details of previous updates from as far back as February 2004 when the What's New page was first created.

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22nnd January 2021

The Olympus Theatre / Picturedrome, Gloucester - New Listing Added

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - New Image for the Refurbishment Added Here

21st January 2021

The Empire Theatre, Leicester Square - New Full Opening Souvenir Programme for the 1928 Theatre Added Here

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - Two New Images Added Here

The Trafalgar Theatre, London - New Image Added Top of Page

20th January 2021

The Theatre Royal, Peter Street, Manchester - New 1847 Poster Added

The Theatre Royal, Carlisle - Very Brief Entry for this Theatre Created and 1846 Poster Added

The Empress Hall, Earls Court - Sale of Contents Catalogue Added

The Victoria Theatre, Burnley - New Images Added and Error Corrected

19th January 2021

The London Coliseum - Many New Images and Opening Review Pop Up Added

The Brighton Playhouse - New 1940s Programme Added

18th January 2021

The Grand Electric Theatre, South Shields - Much More Information and New Images Added

17th January 2021

The Queen's Theatre, Hull - New Images and More Information Added

The Kingston Empire - New Image Added

The Crouch End Opera House / Hippodrome - More Information and New Image Added

16th January 2021

The Queen's Theatre, Hull - Page Rebuilt with Much More Information and New Images Added

15th January 2021

The Princess's Theatre, Oxford Street, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Crouch End Opera House / Hippodrome - Information and Image Added for the Fire of 1904

14th January 2021

The Liverpool Hippodrome - New Images and More Information Added

The Birmingham Hippodrome - More Information Added

13th January 2021

The New Music Hall, Canterbury - New Short Listing Added

The Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York - Some More Detail Added

11th January 2021

St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow - Page Rebuilt and More Information and Images Added

10th January 2021

The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Hull - Opening Souvenir Brochure and Two New Images Added

9th January 2021

Her Majesty's Theatre, London - More Information and Images for Fourth and Present Theatre Added Here

6th January 2021

Frank MacNaghten and the MacNaghten Vaudeville Circuit - New Page Added

The Oldham Empire - New 1958 Poster Added

5th January 2021

The Waldorf Theatre / Novello Theatre, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Empire Palace, South Shields - New Poster and Review Added

Horatio Lloyd's Autobiography - Chapter Seven - On Visiting Alloa - Note Added

1st January 2021

This year this site is celebrating 20 years online !

Here's wishing all my visitors a Happy New Year, and hopefully a much better and safer 2021 !

If you have contacted me whilst I was away please be patient as I will respond soon.

I have much to add to the site soon also but as a starter here is a new article by Ann Montini:

Ann Montini remembers the 'wonderful' Des O'Connor