Derby: Grand Theatre

Country: England, United Kingdom
Historic County: Derbyshire
City: Derby
Location: 9 Babington Lane

Built by Oliver Essex. Opened 25 March 1886. Destroyed by fire in May 1886, leavinf only the exterior walls. Subsequently rebuilt to the same designs by Oliver Essex and re-opened 13 Nov 1886 with Vincent Wallace's opera "Maritana". 1899 alterations by Frank Matcham. Closed 9 Dec 1950. 1958 converted into a dance hall, destryoing the complete interior. Re-opened 1959 as "Locarno" ballroom. Later used as a nightclub, renamed "Tiffany's", "The Ritzy", "Eclipse" and "McClusky's". Currently used as a restaurant.

Links: CinemaTreasures, Theatres Trust, Wikidata

Derby: Grand Theatre Front Text: "Grand Theatre, Derby"
Publisher: Valentine's Series; 6821
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
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