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When were the Winter Gardens in Morecambe built?

When were the Winter Gardens in Morecambe built?

Morecambe Winter Gardens is a Grade II* listed building of a rare type – that is, a big concert party or minstrels’ hall. It is now thought to be unique of its kind. It was built in 1897 to the designs of Mangnall & Littlewood, with noted theatre architect Frank Matcham as a consultant.

When did the Winter Gardens Morecambe close?

In the 1950s, the Winter Gardens were taken over by Moss Empires, however declining profits in the following decades led to its closure in 1977. Although the theatre building that remains today was listed the same year, the ballroom building was demolished in 1982.

Who owns Morecambe Winter Gardens?

Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust Limited
Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust Limited, are the owners of the Morecambe Winter Gardens Theatre, without their intervention in 2006 the Theatre would not be standing here today.

Why are Winter Gardens called Winter Gardens?

The origin of the winter garden dates back to the 17th to 19th centuries where European nobility would construct large conservatories that would house tropical and subtropical plants and would act as an extension of their living space. Many of these would be attached to their main palaces.

When does the Winter Gardens reopen in Morecambe?

This taster version is to wet your appetite for the launch of the full feature movie on Monday 8th March 2021. The Virtual Tour of the Winter Gardens Theatre was funded through a Marketing Lancashire Covid Business Support Grant and has enabled us to explore new ways or income revenue during the period the theatre continues to be closed.

Where is the Albert Hall of the north in Morecambe?

We hope it will encourage you to visit our beautiful theatre situated on the seafront of Morecambe Bay or to take seat from the comfort of your home and explore a venue once called the Albert Hall of the North. The Friends help to keep the building and it’s memories alive and anyone wanting to be part of our future is encouraged to join us.

When was the Grand Circle Theatre in Morecambe sold?

In 1982, seating from the Grand Circle was sold and presumed lost forever. Forty years later, these unique chairs were rediscovered and offered back to the theatre. Your Sponsorship helps us secure the chairs future and the restoration of the Grand Circle, so that one day your seat can be used once again.