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An early Postcard showing the Hippodrome Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester

Above - An early Postcard showing the Hippodrome Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester

 

A programme for the Manchester Hippodrome in June 1905 with the Arthur Lloyd Trio on the BillEarly Manchester Hippodrome ProgrammeThe Hippodrome Theatre which was situated on Oxford Street in Manchester was built for Oswald Stoll in 1904 and designed as a variety Theatre by the now renowned Theatre Architect Frank Matcham. The Theatre opened on Boxing Day the 26th of December 1904 with a water spectacle called "Tally Ho!" along with various variety acts.

Right - An early Manchester Hippodrome Programme, and Far Right - A programme for the Manchester Hippodrome in June 1905 with the Arthur Lloyd Trio on the Bill, along with the Max Franklin Troupe, Arthur Rigby and his Company, The Merrions, Zertho's Dogs, Herbert La Marinte, and the world famous magician Chung Ling Soo.

A variety Programme for the Manchester Hippodrome.The Manchester Hippodrome Theatre had a surprisingly short life. It closed on the 2nd of March 1935 and was then demolished and rebuilt as the Gaumont Theatre.

Left - A Variety Programme for the Manchester Hippodrome.

The new Gaumont Theatre used parts of the structure of the former Hippodrome Theatre in its construction, and opened on the 21st of October 1935. This was also at the same time as the Ardwick Empire was refurbished and renamed the New Manchester Hippodrome. There is more information on the Gaumont Theatre here.

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The auditorium of the Manchester Hippodrome - From the book 'Red plush and Gilt - The Heyday of Manchester Theatre during the Victorian and Edwardian periods' by Joyce Knowlson - Courtesy Alfred Mason.

Above - The auditorium of the Manchester Hippodrome - From the book 'Red plush and Gilt - The Heyday of Manchester Theatre during the Victorian and Edwardian periods' by Joyce Knowlson - Courtesy Alfred Mason.

 

Manchester Hippodrome Prices - From a Variety Programme.

The Manchester Hippodrome 'Arena' seating Plan from a Manchester Hippodrome Programme.

Above - The Manchester Hippodrome 'Arena' seating Plan from a Manchester Hippodrome Programme.

 

Poster for a Variety show at the Manchester Hippodrome on November the 1st 1915 - Courtesy Stephen Wischhusen.

Above - Poster for a Variety show at the Manchester Hippodrome on November the 1st 1915 - Courtesy Stephen Wischhusen.

 

Manchester Hippodrome Programme September 9th 1929. Manchester Hippodrome Programme November 28th 1933. Manchester Hippodrome Variety Programme May 15th 1933.

Above Left - Manchester Hippodrome Programme September 9th 1929.
Above Centre - Manchester Hippodrome Programme November 28th 1933.
Above Right - Manchester Hippodrome Variety Programme May 15th 1933.

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