Items relating to the Palace Theatre, Hull



Admin History:
The Palace Theatre situated on Anlaby Road was designed by the renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham. The theatre opened on Monday 6 December 1897 with a variety show and was run by the Liverpool, Leeds and Hull Empire Company. The Theatre remained in use with occasional film screenings until it was damaged by bombing in 1940. The theatre remained closed for the next 10 years until it was eventually leased to Kingston Varieties who also owned the Tivoli Theatre in Hull at the time. They repaired and reopened the Palace Theatre in 1951. From 1958 the Palace Theatre operated as a nightspot called the Hull Continental Palace Theatre, with chairs and tables in the former stalls area, and cabaret style revues presented on its stage. The theatre closed in July 1965 and the building was demolished in 1966. The site of the Theatre remained empty for the next 20 years until it was finally used for the construction of a block of flats.
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