Palace Theatre, Redditch

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Palace Theatre, Redditch
AddressAlcester Street
Redditch
England
Coordinates52°18′20″N 1°56′16″W / 52.3055°N 1.9379°W / 52.3055; -1.9379Coordinates: 52°18′20″N 1°56′16″W / 52.3055°N 1.9379°W / 52.3055; -1.9379
OwnerRedditch Borough Council
Capacity420
Construction
Opened1913 (1913)
Rebuilt2005
ArchitectWilliam Robert (Bertie) Crewe
Website
redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk

The Palace Theatre is a theatre in Redditch, England, in a Grade II listed building, one of the six working theatres designed by Bertie Crewe.

It opened in 1913. It is an example of Edwardian theatre and has received a major refurbishment restoring the theatre to its original state. Funds and grants were provided by Redditch Borough Council (£3M), and £920,500 as part of a £4 million scheme from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).[1]

The Palace building has been used as a variety hall, a cinema, a roller-skating rink, and a bingo hall. Since 1971 it has been used exclusively as a theatre.[2]

The theatre hosts a programme of touring comedy, drama, plays, and an annual pantomime and since 1971 has been the home base of the Redditch Operatic Society,[3] in addition to other local groups including the Alcester Musical Theatre Company.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Redditch Borough Council Archived 2009-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 22 June 2009.
  2. ^ Palace Theatre Website. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ Redditch Operatic Society
  4. ^ Alcester Musical Theatre Company. Retrieved 22 July 2016.

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