Dates: October 1938 – present
(The previous theatre was destroyed in a fire in 1933)
Official website: http://www.royalcourtliverpool.co.uk/the-trust/heritage/the-building/
The building has been refurbished to improve front of house and the auditorium as well as upgrading backstage areas.
The Grand Master lighting control is on a perch 8 feet in the air at the side of the stage (SR). It was in use until the 1980s (from 1938 when the venue opened), and is still in place now.
Stage Machinery: The original 1938 revolve (10.52m wide) has recently been refurbished and has been used on a show (2017).
Exhibits from this venue in the Backstage Heritage Collection
Links to information about equipment at Royal Court Liverpool over the years
Photo: Liverpool Royal Court Theatre dimmers featuring Charlie Bristow
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From Frederick Brown Collection