Thursday, 5 May 2016

Grand Theatre, Doncaster


The Grand Theatre, Doncaster was built by local builders, Arnold & Sons, to the designs of the architect J. P. Briggs and Chapman and opened on Monday the 27th of March 1899 with a production of "La Poupee," which was a transfer from the Prince of Wales Theatre in London.

As with many Theatres of the time the Grand only survives because of having been converted for Bingo in the late 1960's and the tireless efforts of local campaigners to save the Theatre from eventual demolition. The Grand was granted a Grade II Listing in 1994 but has been under the developer's radar ever since.


Esoteric Eric

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