Bristol: Empire Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Gloucestershire
City: Bristol
Location: Old Market Street

Built by Oswald Cane Wylson and Charles Long. Opened 6 Nov 1893 as "Empire Palace of Varieties" (1433 seats). 1903 renamed "Empire and Hippodrome Theatre", 1920 renamed "Empire Theatre". 1931 converted into a cinema. Damaged by fire on 2 Feb 1951. Subsequently rebuilt and reopened as "New Empire Theatre". Closed 21 Aug 1954. 1955-1962 used as a BBC radio studio, also known as "BBC Theatre". Demolished 1963 in favour of a street enlargement.

Links: CinemaTreasures, Wikidata

Bristol: Empire Theatre Front Text: "The Bristol Empire in 1942"
Publisher: The Badger Press, Westbury; Vaudeville Postcards; B43
Size: Modern
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