The Palace Theatre of Varieties, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester
The Palace Theatre of Varieties viewed from the junction of Oxford Street and Whitworth Street. The Palace Theatre was built as the Manchester Palace of Varieties by Alfred Darbyshire & F B Smith in 1891. When it opened in the early years of the twentieth century there was a problem getting a liquor licence for the bars for a number of years and it was a dry variety theatre. This affected the business quite a bit until a licence was eventually obtained. The theatre was refaced in 1953.