UK – Manchester – Palace Theatre

Dates: May 1891 – present

Official website: http://www.atgtickets.com/venues/palace-theatre-manchester/

Equipment:

Siemens Bordoni ? – 1948?
Light Console
(108 ways) 1949 – early 1980s
Light Palette (240 dimmers) mid 1980s – ?
Galaxy 3 (240 dimmers) [in British Theatre Directory 1999]

History 

  • May 1891 opened
  • 1913 – Interior renovated
  • December 1940 – Theatre suffered a direct hit during the Manchester blitz during World War II but the theatre wasn’t closed for very long, and had a panto running that Christmas. 
  • 1953 – Exterior modernised and refaced
  • 1978 – Old stage supports ripped out and replaced
  • Early 1980s – interior renovated

Archive equipment related to Manchester Palace Theatre over the years

  • Light Console (Strand)
  • Galaxy 3 (Strand)
  • Light Palette (Strand)
  • Bordoni Transformer Dimmer (Siemens)
  • Exhibits in the Backstage Heritage Collection

  • Light Console, Manchester Palace (1949)
  • Location


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