Regal Theatre

138 Station Road,
Ashington, NE63 8HE

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Regal Theatre

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Located in Ashington, Northumberland. The Regal Theatre was built on the site of the Miners' Theatre by Wallaw Pictures Ltd. It opened in 1939, and had a 39 feet wide proscenium. The orchestra pit could hold 15 musicians, and it had an organ (make unknown). It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system.

It was taken over by the Noble Organisation in 1972, and they closed the Regal Theatre in November 1979 with “Elvis the Movie”.

The building then lay derelict for several years until it was eventually demolished, and a nursing home named Station Court was built on the site.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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project on August 20, 2015 at 3:05 am

The Regal used to host Sunday night concerts and in the seventies it did several rock/pop concerts including Slade and Whitesnake. The Regal when rebuilt in 1939 by architects Percy L Brown Harding, retained the original Miners Hall auditorium and stage exterior walls with a rebuilt 1930s frontage and interior. The rebuilt auditorium was very similar to the Ritz at Wallsend which was also built in 1939 by Percy L Brown Harding. When the Regal was being demolished you could see the top of the original Miners Hall proscenium and plasterwork. As far as I am aware the Regal did not have an organ, although the Miners Hall may have had one.

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