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The Grand Theatre, Newcastle

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The Grand Theatre, Newcastle was a large Theatre capable of holding 3,000 people. The stage was big and square, some sixty feet wide and deep, with a proscenium opening of 28 foot. The Theatre was designed by the architects Maxwell and Hope.

Grand Theatre, Newcastle from the Stage Year Book of 1909 - Courtesy Maurice Friedman, British Music hall Society The Stage Year book of 1909 lists the Theatre thus: 'GRAND THEATRE.—Lessee, Mr. F. W. Bolam ; General Manager, Mr. R. G. Elder; Acting Manager, Mr. H. Chadwick; Musical Director, Mr. Wm. Denham. Full license. Holding capacity: Number of persons, 3,000: amount, £150. Stage measurements: Depth, 60ft.; width, 60ft.; proscenium opening, 28ft. Usual matinee day, Saturday. Time of band rehearsal, 1 p.m.'

This Grand Theatre should not be confused with the Grand Theatre, Byker, Newcastle.

If you have any more information or images for this Theatre that you are willing to share please Contact me.

 

Also see:

Newcastle Theatre - A personal reminiscence by Donald Auty.

Pantomimes in Newcastle 50 Years Ago by Donald Auty.

Moss Empires' Theatres in the Fifties by Donald Auty.

 

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