Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

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Victoria Hall
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The original redbrick and terracotta (left) against the 1999 extension (right)
Address Bagnall Street
Stoke-on-Trent
England
Coordinates 52°28′35″N 1°54′02″W / 52.476264°N 1.900683°W / 52.476264; -1.900683
Owner Ambassador Theatre Group
Capacity 644[1]
Opened 1888
Years active 1888-present

Victoria Hall is a concert hall located in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England. Constructed in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's, it is one of several theatres in the city centre and one of two owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group.

History[edit]

Victoria Hall was constructed as an annex to Hanley Town Hall in 1888, as part of the city's celebrations for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubille.[2] Originally the building had a capacity of 2800 people, but this has since been reduced considerably to 644.[2][1] The original building was made of red brick and terracotta.

As an adjunct to the town hall, the building originally had minimal front-of-house facilities. To remedy this, an extension was constructed in 1999, providing an new entrance space with information desk and a café.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Regent Theatre & Victoria Hall". The Staffordshire Stoke on Trent Conference Bureau. n.d. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Victoria Hall". Ambassador Theatre Group. n.d. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°01′23″N 2°10′31″W / 53.0231°N 2.1752°W / 53.0231; -2.1752