Bournemouth Winter Gardens
Bournemouth Winter Gardens was a theatre in Bournemouth, England. The original building was a glass clad structure, similar to the Crystal Palace in London. The building was home to the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra between 1895 and 1929.
This structure was later replaced by a conventional brick building, originally designed as a bowling alley. After the second world war the building was adapted for use as a concert hall. Along with other entertainments, it was the principal performing venue of the Municipal Orchestra until 1954. The renamed Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra remained in residence until 1978, when the orchestra moved its concerts to The Lighthouse (Poole).
The Winter Gardens closed in 2002 and the building was demolished in 2006. The site is presently used as a car park, pending redevelopment.
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