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

Celebrating Twenty Years Online 2001 - 2021

What's New on ArthurLloyd.co.uk

 

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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5th December 2021

The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh - New 1946 Tickets Added

The Theatre Royal, Bath - New Painting by George Richmond Added

1st December 2021

The Albert Theatre, Brighouse, Yorkshire - New Page Added

30th November 2021

The Dudley Hippodrome - Permission has been Granted to Demolish the Theatre - Page Updated

The Lost World of Music Hall A Celebration of ten greats by Derek Sculthorpe Added to my Recommended Books Page

23rd November 2021

The Dudley Hippodrome - New 1948 Image Added

19th November 2021

The Holborn Empire, London - New Image Added Bottom of Page

Her Majesty's Theatre, Carlisle - More Information and Images Added and Street Address Corrected

17th November 2021

The Theatre Royal, St Mary's Gate, Nottingham - More Information and Images Added

16th November 2021

The Pavilion Theatre, Middlesbrough - More Information Added

12th November 2021

The Saville Theatre, London - Page Updated Here

30th October 2021

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle - Build Details Added

29th October 2021

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle - Page Updated and More Information and New Images Added

The Queen's / Hippodrome Theatre, Keighley - Two New Images Added

The Other Palace, London - Page Updated

28th October 2021

The Royal Hall, Harrogate, formerly the Kursaal - Two New Images Added

27th October 2021

The Cliffs Pavilion, Southend - New Image Added

The Pavilion Theatre, Newport Road, Middlesbrough - New Article and Images Added

26th October 2021

The Theatre Royal, Wakefield - New Images Added

The Old Vic, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Queen's / Hippodrome Theatre, Keighley - New Image Added

22nd October 2021

The Dominion Theatre, London - Two New 1931 Images Added

The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London - More Information and Opening Report Added

20th October 2021

The Royal Standard Music Hall, today the Victoria Palace Theatre - Advertisement for Arthur Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin Snr Performing on the Same Bill in 1890 Added

The Star Music Hall, Bermondsey - New Image Added

Donald Auty Profile - New Image Added

8th October 2021

The Dominion Theatre, London - New 1931 Projector Advertisement Endorsed by Charlie Chaplin Added

The Grand Theatre, Halifax - Site of the Theatre Photos Updated and More Information and New Images Added

7th October 2021

The Alhambra Palace, Morecambe - Much More Information and New Images Added

5th October 2021

The Heyday of Birmingham's Music Halls - New Article Added to the Birmingham Index Page

4th October 2021

The Brixton Astoria - New Article on Atmoshepric Decoration Added Here

1st October 2021

The Princes Hall, Hull - New Page Added

The Grand Theatre and Opera House, Hull - New Advertisement for the Sale of its Fixtures and Fittings before Conversion into the Dorchester Cinema Added

29th September 2021

The Theatre Royal, Chatham - New Derelict Auditorium Image Added

The Stoll Theatre - New Wartime Programme Cover Added Here

Her Majesty's Theatre, London - New Wartime Programme Cover Added Here (Only availiable on larger screens.)

28th September 2021

The Camden Theatre - New Images for the Refurbishment of the Building Added Here

The Tankard / Britannia Music Hall, Sheffield - More Information Added

The Wolverhampton Grand - Two New Images Added

27th September 2021

The Britannia Music Hall, Sheffield - More Information Added

21st September 2021

The Agricultural Hall, Islington and the Philarmonic Hall, Islington - Details for the renaming of both these Theatres to the Islington Empire in 1901 and 1908 respectively, Made Clearer

15th September 2021

The Playhouse Theatre, Inverness - New Image Added

The Palace Hippodrome, Burnley - Several New Images Added

The Palace Hippodrome, Warrington - New Image and More Information Added

The Winter Garden Theatre, London - New Image Added Here

The Gillian Lynne Theatre's 2020 Refurbishment - New Image and Updated Information Added Here

14th September 2021

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

The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Elephant & Castle Theatre / Coronet, London - Page Updated

10th September 2021

The Palace Theatre, Cheltenham - New Brief Listing Added Here

8th September 2021

The Tottenham Palace Theatre, London - More Information and New Image Added

7th September 2021

Details Added for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' at the Bijou Theatre, Bayswater in 1905

6th September 2021

The Grand Theatre, Leeds - New 1895 Image Added

3rd September 2021

The Stratford Empire, London - More Information and Images Added for the Theatre's Last Years and Its Demolition

31st August 2021

The Sheffield Lyceum - New Image Added

The Sheffield Empire - New Image Added

The Royalty Theatre, Dean Street, London - New Image Added

The Empire Leicester Square - Two New Images for the Original Theatre Added

The Grand Theatre, Leeds - More Information Added

25th August 2021

Ann Montini recalls working with Tony Bennett, and his memories of the Royal Variety show, and meeting the Queen at the London Palladium

24th August 2021

The Majestic Theatre, Darlinton - New Listing Added Here

17th August 2021

The Playhouse Theatre, Inverness - New Listing Added

The Royal Victoria Music Hall, Old Ford Road, London - More Information and New Images Added

16th August 2021

The Theatre Royal Lincoln - New Page Added

9th August 2021

The Metropolitan Music Hall / Theatre, London - More Information and Images Added

8th August 2021

Arthur Lloyd's Biography - More Information and New Image for 'Little Charlie or The Twin Sisters' Added Here

The Empire Palace, Wolverhampton - More Information for its Later Incarnation as the Wolverhampton Hippodrome Added Here

The Shepherd's Bush Empire - Both Parts of Large Opening Advertisement have now been Added

7th August 2021

Theatres in Darlington, County Durham - New Page Added

The Theatre Royal, Portugal Street - New Colour Engraving Added Top of Page

The Theatre Royal, Darlington - New Listing Added Here

6th August 2021

Dudley Hippodrome - Listing Updated to Confirm It's Agreed Demolition

4th August 2021

The Deptford Theatre - More Information Added

3rd August 2021

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Hull - New Painting by George Richmond Added

Morecambe Winter Gardens - Listing Updated

The Adelphi Theatre, Edinburgh - More Information on the 1853 Fire and Replacement Theatre Added

2nd August 2021

The Deptford Theatre - New Page Added

31st July 2021

The Alexandra Theatre, Hull - Details for it's owner William Morton Added Here

30th July 2021

The St. Martin's Music Hall, later Queen's Theatre, Long-Acre - Information and Images for it's Opening Added Here

29th July 2021

The Athenæum Centre, Warminster - New Page Added

27th July 2021

Frank Matcham's House in Southend on Sea - Brief Details and Two Images Added Here

26th July 2021

The Royal Court Theatre, Wigan - Page Updated and New Image Added

25th July 2021

The Astoria Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London - Many New Early Images Added

The Dalston Theatre, London - New Images Added

10th June 2021

Ann Montini Remembers the Beat Girls of Variety

The Gaiety Concert Hall, South Stockton - New Entrance Token Added

4th June 2021

The London Trocadero - More Images of the Trocadero Restaurant in the 1930s Added Here

The Phoenix Theatre, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Theatre Royal, Hawkins Street, Dublin - More Information on its Final Closure and Demoltion Added Here

31st May 2021

The Carlton Theatre, Islington - New Page Added

The Theatre Royal, Margate - Many New Images Added

26th May 2021

Theatre Architect Bertie Crewe - Two New Articles and Several Images Added to His Page Here

Wyndham's Theatre, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

25th May 2021

The Gaumont Theatre, Peckham - More Information and Images Added and Opening Souvenir Programme Added Here

24th May 2021

The Gem Theatre / Regal Cinema, Gravesend - New Listing Added Here

Brighton Hippodrome - Several New Images from 2021 Added

23rd May 2021

The Hippodrome Theatre, Bishop Auckland - New Page Added

22nd May 2021

The Astoria Theatre Old Kent Road - The Opening Souvenir Programme Added Here

The Chelsea Palace Theatre - New 1930s Circus Poster Added

21st May 2021

The Streatham Astoria - Several New Images Added

The Kingston Empire - New Image of the Theatre's Original Auditorium Added

19th May 2021

The Brighton Hippodrome - Page Updated

The Grand Theatre, Fulham - Page Restructured Slightly and New Full Page Opening Advertisement Added

15th May 2021

The Star Theatre, Swansea - New Listing Added

14th May 2021

The Theatre Royal, Leicester - More Information for 1934 Added

The Grand Theatre, Edinburgh - More Information and New Image Added

13th May 2021

The Grand Theatre, Edinburgh - Page Rebuilt and Much More Information and New Images Added

Weldon Watts Obituary Added Here

8th May 2021

The Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool - More Information and New Image Added

The Savoy Theatre, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

29th April 2021

The Dominion Theatre, London - Page Updated and New Image and Article on the Opening of South Pacific in 1958 Added

24th April 2021

The Troxy Theatre, London - More Information and Images Added

The Queen's Theatre, Gateshead - New Image Added

23rd April 2021

Ann Montini Recalls the Great Variety Entertainer / Producer – Duggie Chapman

15th April 2021

The Plaza Theatre, London - Page Restructured and More Opening Night Brass Tickets Added

13th April 2021

The London Pavilion - More Information on the Remodelling of the Theatre in 1900 Added Here

12th April 2021

The Hippodrome, Poplar - More Information and Images Added

The Croydon Hippodrome / Theatre Royal - New Image Added Here

The Rialto Theatre, London - New Image Added

11th April 2021

The Davis Theatre, Croydon - New Article and Image on the Theatre's Opening Added

10th April 2021

The Palace Theatre, Plymouth - Original 1898 Auditorium Image Added

The Empire, Leicester Square - New Image of the 1928 Auditorium Added Here

The Aston Hippodrome, Birmingham - New Images of the 1939 Fire Added

The Argyle Theatre, Birkenhead - New Image of the Fire Damage in 1940 Added

The Savoy Theatre, London - Two New Image of the Auditorium in 1930 Added Here

The Finsbury Park Astoria - New Auditorium Image Added

9th April 2021

The Troxy Cinema, London - More Information and Images Added

7th April 2021

The London Pavilion - New Article and Images for the 1885 Theatre Added

6th April 2021

The Phoenix Theatre, London - More Information and Images Added

5th April 2021

The Cambridge Theatre, London - More Images and Information Added

The Palace Theatre, Plymouth - New Half Page Advertisement Added

The Kingston Empire - New Auditorium Image and A Review of the Last Show at the Theatre Added

4th April 2021

The Queen's Theatre, Long Acre, London - More Information on the Theatre's Conversion into a Store in 1879 Added

3rd April 2021

The Grand Opera House, York - New Painting by George Richmond Added

2nd April 2021

The Dominion Theatre, London - Very Rare Photograph Added Showing the Theatre's Original Balcony Before it was Blocked off in 1958

The Royal Aquarium, London - The Other Side of the 1886 Silk Programme Added

1st April 2021

The Shepherd's Bush Pavilion - New Image Added

The Royal Court Theatre, Wigan - Work is Progressing on the Refurbishment - Page Update Here

31st March 2021

The Shakespeare Theatre, Clapham - New Image from 1896 Added

The Gielgud Theatre, London - New Preliminary Architect's Drawing Added from 1905

Wyndham's Theatre, London - New Full Page Spread on the Theatre's Opening Added

The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool - New Image Added for 1953

28th March 2021

The Plaza Theatre, London - New Image Added

The Savoy Cinema, Northampton - Page Updated and More Information and New Image Added

The Hippodrome / Prince of Wales Theatre, Southampton - New Images Added

The Theatre Royal Bournemouth - More Information and New Image Added

27th March 2021

The Davis Theatre, Croydon - New Image Added

The Empire Theatre, Rotherham - New Image and More Information Added

The Vaudeville Theatre, London - 1870 Auditorium Image Replaced with Much Better Copy

26th March 2021

The Lyceum Theatre, London - Two New Images showing the position of the former Pit Entrance on the Strand to the Wellington Street Theatre, today part of the Lyceum Tavern, Added Here

The Grand Opera House / Hippodrome, Norwich - New Image from 1902 Added

The Theatre Royal, Bath - New Auditorium Image from 1895 Added

The Putney Hippodrome - New Image for the Laying of the Foundation Stone in 1906 Added

The New Theatre, Cambridge - Information for 1909 Added

25th March 2021

The Dominion Theatre, Salford - New Listing Added

The Royal Aquarium, Westminster - New 1886 Silk Programme Added

23rd March 2021

The Chelsea Palace Theatre - More Information and Images Added

20th March 2021

The Elephant and Castle Theatre, London - Page Restructured Slightly and New Image and Infromation Added Here

The Theatre Royal, Torquay - More Information and Images Added

19th March 2021

The Adelphi Theatre, Strand, London - Two New Images for the Second Adelphi Theatre of 1858 Added Here

The Royal Opera House, London - New Auditorium Image for its Opening as the Royal Italian opera House in 1858 Added Here

The Theatre Royal, Dublin - More Information Added for the 1858 Redecoration of the First Theatre

The Theatre Royal, Croydon - More Information Added

The Theatre Royal, Douglas, Isle of Man - New Short Listing Added

18th March 2021

The Britannia Theatre, Hoxton, London - More Information and New Images Added

17th March 2021

The St. George's Hall, Bradford - New Arthur Lloyd Advertisement Added

The London Trocadero - New 1929 Grill Room Programme Added

The Royal Opera House, London - New Information and Image for its Opening as the Royal Italian opera House in 1858 Added Here

16th March 2021

The Saville Theatre, London - Page Updated and New Information and Image Added

The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane - New Image Added Top of Page

Today marks a year since Theatres all over the Country shut down due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. With the vaccination programme going so well in the UK now it is hoped that Theatres will finally be able to reopen their doors to the public by the summer, and Theatre workers and Artistes will be able to finally go back to doing what they do best, entertaining the British Public.

15th March 2021

Ann Montini Remembers the Vent and Puppet acts that Kept Variety Alive

12th March 2021

Terry's Theatre, London - Two New Images Added

The Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London - New Painting by George Richmond Added

11th March 2021

The Royal Court Theatre, London - Brief details of the demoltion of the former Theatre in 1887 Added

10th March 2021

The People's Palace Theatre, Mile End Road, London - More Information and Images Added

The Theatre Royal, Tudor Street, Sheffield - More Information and Images Added

4th March 2021

The People's Palace Theatre, Mile End Road, London - New Page Added

2nd March 2021

The Dominion Theatre, London - New Steel Construction Image Added and More Information Added for the 1958 Alterations

The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin - New Interestingly Shaped 1964 Programme Added

24th February 2021

Sadler's Wells Theatre, London - Two new 1940s Images Added

17th February 2021

The Putney Hippodrome - More Information and New Images Added

15th February 2021

The Festival Theatre / Empire Palace Theatre, Edinburgh - New 1914 Poster Added

The Willesden Hippodrome - New 1912 Poster Added

The Sheffield Empire - New 1913 Poster Added

The Swansea Empire - New 1913 Poster Added

13th February 2021

The London Coliseum - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester - Page Updated with details of the latest Campaign to save it from being sold for redevelopment Added Here

12th February 2021

Ann Montini shares memories of The North Pier Theatre, Blackpool

11th February 2021

The Astoria Theatre, Charing Cross Road - More Information and New Image for the Replacement Theatre Added Here

10th February 2021

The 2nd Theatre Royal, Exeter - More Information and Images for the Disasterous Fire that Occured There in 1887 Added Here

9th February 2021

Sadler's Wells Theatre - New Image and Article from 1928 Added

The Broadway Theatre, New Cross, Deptford - New Early Image Added

The Lorne Music Hall, Greenock, With Information on the Moss Family including Edward Moss - New 1909 Moss Stoll Thornton & Allen Circuit Advertisement Added

8th February 2021

The Dreamland Cinema, Margate - More Information, Images, and Opening Souvenir Brochure Added

The Empire and Hippodrome, Bolton - More Information Added

7th February 2021

Moss' Empires Theatres in the Fifties by Donald Auty - More Images Added to this Wonderfully Evocative Article

Those Variety Days By Donald Auty - More Images Added to this Entertaining and Enthralling Article

6th February 2021

The Goodman's Fields Theatre, Whitechapel - More Information and New Map Added

The Chichester Festival Theatre - New Image Added

The Opera House / Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham - New 1932 Programme Added

4th February 2021

The Brighton Hippodrome - New Painting by George Richmond Added

The May Fair Theatre, London - New Image Added

3rd February 2021

The Cambridge Theatre, London - Two New 1993 Images Added

The Gillian Lynne Theatre, London - New 2016 Show Boat Image Added

2nd February 2021

The Theatre Royal, Gloucester - Two Early Bills Added

The Artful Dodger - Song Sheet Added to Arthur Lloyd's Songs Page

1st February 2021

The Lyceum and Crucible Theatres, Sheffield - New Images Added

31st January 2021

Gloucester Theatres - Listings for the Theatre Royal and Booth Hall Added

The New Music Hall, Canterbury - More Information Added

The New Theatre, Bradford - More Information and New Image Added - More to come soon.

28th January 2021

The Bournemouth Pavilion - New 1932 Illustrated Programme Cover Added

27th January 2021

The Empire Theatre, Edinburgh - Information for its 1901 Redecoration Added

The Alhambra Theatre, Dundee - Information Added on John Young

26th January 2021

The Standard Theatre, Gateshead - More Information Added

The Prince Charles Theatre, London - New Image Added

22nd 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