Hippodrome Theatre

162 Friargate,
Preston, PR1 2EJ

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The Preston Royal Hippodrome was opened 14th January 1905 with Charles Coburn topping the variety bill. It was built for and operated by the Broadhead’s Theatres circuit. The Royal Hippodrome was closed on 3rd July 1939, and it remained closed until the summer of 1941 with “Secrets of the BBC” starring Bryan Michie, Adelaide Hall & Godfrey Winn. In July 1947 it became a repertory theatre when the Salberg Players took it over. This lasted until March 1955. The Hippodrome Theatre was closed on 25th May 1957. It was demolished in 1959 and a C&A department store was built on the site, in 2017 a Wilko store.

Contributed by Ken Roe
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