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The Grand Theatre, 46 North Road, Brighton

Formerly - The Hippodrome Circus / Eden Theatre / Grand Cinema

Brighton's Theatres Index

The Grand Theatre, North Road, Brighton

Above - The Grand Theatre, North Road, Brighton

 

A Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.The Grand Theatre, Brighton was originally built by the renowned Theatre Architect, Frank Matcham, as the Hippodrome Circus sometime between 1891 and 1894.

Right - A Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919. See below for details.

Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Me and My Girl' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. In 1894 the Theatre had a change of name to the Eden Theatre and in 1905 it was renamed again, this time to the Grand Theatre, (see image above.)

Left - Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Me and My Girl' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme.

Right - Programme for Lupino Lane in 'Jack and the Beanstalk' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme.

The Grand Theatre was converted into a Cinema, called the Grand Cinema, in 1931 but this closed in 1940 and the building was then converted back into a Theatre again, to open on the 31st of January 1941.

Details from a Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.

Above - Details from a Programme for 'Cheer-O' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton for the week of November the 24th 1919.

 

Ronne Conn on stage at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in 1941 - Courtesy Maxine Warner, Ronne Conn's Niece.

Above - Ronne Conn on stage at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in 1941 - Courtesy Maxine Warner, Ronne Conn's Niece.

 

Programme for 'Make Mine Laughter' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. Programme for a Variety show at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme. After the Theatre was converted back to live use in 1941 it became known for a while for it's Twice a day Variety shows but sadly, like so many others up and down the Country in the 1950s, the Grand closed its doors for the last time in 1955.

Left - Programme for 'Make Mine Laughter' at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme.

Right - Programme for a Variety show at The Grand Theatre in 1947 - Click to see the entire Programme.

For a while the Theatre became a furniture factory and warehouse but after a fire in 1961 the Grand was demolished. The site is now occupied by an office building called Tower Point.

 

Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

 

Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

Above - Programme for 'Peek A Boo' at the Grand Theatre, Brighton in August 1954.

 

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