The Palace Theatre of Varieties, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester

The Palace Theatre of Varieties, Oxford Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Photograph taken 1891 - 1920 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: OP09279

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.

Location

Greater Manchester Manchester

Period

Edwardian (1902 - 1913)

Tags

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