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The Grand Theatre, Leeming Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Mansfield Theatres Index

A Poster for Joe O'Gorman's Twice Nightly Musical Review 'Round Town' in fourteen scenes, at the Grand Theatre, Mansfield on Monday April the 21st, year unknown. - Courtesy Stephen Wischhusen.The Grand Theatre, Mansfield was built by T. V. Woodhouse in 1906. The Theatre is still standing but is no longer in Theatrical Use. In Leeming Street, Mansfield, there were two theatres almost next door to each other. The Grand of 1906 was rebuilt internally in 1928, it had a very large stage 40 feet deep and a grid 60 feet high and was capable of taking the largest touring shows.

There was a very large circle with three boxes each side, at circle level, with a Juliet balcony above each box.

In 1950 the main use of the Grand was as an ABC first release cinema, however, there were occasional live shows which included full weeks of Big Name variety, Ice shows and Musicals by the Local Operatic Society, their 1950 production being; "Showboat".

This Theatre seated around 1400 and still stands although used for other purposes. - Courtesy Alan Chudley.

Right - A Poster for Joe O'Gorman's Twice Nightly Musical Review 'Round Town' in fourteen scenes, at the Grand Theatre, Mansfield on Monday April the 21st, year unknown. - Courtesy Stephen Wischhusen.

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