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Opened in February 1901, this fine building has had a number of names since that time. Its fortunes have varied over the decades, and was purchased by Halifax Borough Council in 1960. Amongst other things, it hosted pop groups in the 1960s, wrestling…

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The Palace Theatre and Hippodrome in Halifax was referred to as the 'sweetest theatre in the north' as a result of the methods used in building it when, during bitterly cold weather, quantities of sugar were mixed with the mortar to prevent it from…

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Postcard dated April 1909.

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The first Theatre Royal was built in 1790 and was destroyed by fire in 1904. It was rebuilt at a cost of £40,000 and could seat 2,000. It opened on August 7th 1905 with a performance of Gilbert and Sullivan's Mikado.
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