Theatre Royal

49 Peter Street,
Manchester, M2 3NQ

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AdoraKiaOra on April 12, 2010 at 11:18 am

Amazing how owners can let their grand and glorious buildings go to that sad sorry state in the pics above.
Better days lie ahead for this gem.

Ian on April 12, 2010 at 4:33 am

Two 1988 shots here when the building was in a poor state as the Buckingham Bingo Club:–

AdoraKiaOra on February 7, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Great news!
The Library THeatre Company, one of the countries top theatre company’s is to make the Theatre Royal its new home.
The company will move out of its current home at Manchester Library ad have the Theatre Royal brought up to the standards of a modern producing theatre.

smoothie on January 23, 2008 at 1:45 pm

Ok thanks. Will do. in the meantime there is an article you may be interested in View link
No pictures,however.

djmarkoneuk on January 23, 2008 at 12:57 pm

I do live in Mancheste yes…but I have tried the M.E.N. in the past for other archive articles….the best way would to contact Manchester Central Libraries Archive department.

smoothie on January 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm

djmarkoneuk: Are you a Manchester resident? Maybe you could sweet talk the Manchester Evening News into letting us know if they have any archive photos also. I’m eager to get hold of newspaper ads from the 1960’s with the Cinerama logo on.

delta on January 23, 2008 at 10:30 am

Can you please post the link? Thanks

djmarkoneuk on January 23, 2008 at 7:52 am

yeah I found the images…….amazing…thank you.

smoothie on January 23, 2008 at 5:43 am

http// Try not to be misled if you get directed to the Manchester city Council Libraries homepage you will find it a dead end.

djmarkoneuk on January 22, 2008 at 8:01 am

do you have a link to the Manchester local archives website ?

smoothie on January 22, 2008 at 4:47 am

Plenty of interior pictures of the building on the Manchester local archives website-but from around the Edwardian theatre period however.One external photo on there from around 1950-Mario Lanza movie being shown there. has a photo from 1965 if you look on the “Cinerama Theatres” page.

Ian on January 15, 2008 at 6:26 am

djmarkoneuk – please e-mail me on .uk I need to ask you a question!

djmarkoneuk on January 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm

that would be great…I have worked there for 4 years and I was up in the rafters today…I saw the back drops, Pulleys and curtains…..ther is alot of history up in that roof.

Ian on January 14, 2008 at 3:33 pm

I am trying to get permission – watch this space, but don’t hold your breath! :–))

djmarkoneuk on January 14, 2008 at 1:56 pm

does anybody have any pictures of inside the building ?

woody on December 18, 2007 at 6:03 pm

a photo i took around 1986 when it was the Buckingham Bingo and in a really grotty state

Ian on May 11, 2007 at 2:13 am

A view of the rear of the Theatre Royal here:–

View link

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on July 19, 2005 at 1:24 pm

The current name for the nightclub in the former Theatre Royal is ‘Royale’

pantages on May 6, 2004 at 2:23 pm

The Cinerama screen was constructed in front of the original proscenium and was covered by huge red curtains. It had three-strip Cinerama initially, ‘How The West Was Won’ probably being the theatre’s biggest box-office! Later it showed 70mm films on the Cinerama screen.