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  1. Royal Court Theatre

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    Royal Court Theatre

    Built in the 12th century, the Royal Court Theatre was originally the site of a water well. In 1826 circus owner, John Cooke, bought the site for his circuses, plays, operas and concerts, and it became known as 'Cooke's Royal Amphitheatre of Arts.' During this time, Pablo Fanque, the black circus performer and proprietor immortalised in the Beatles song, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! performed here as a part of William Batty's circus. In 1881, the building
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  2. Everyman Theatre Opening This weekend saw the return of an old friend, Liverpool welcomed back the new Everyman Theatre. And after a 27m rebuild

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    This weekend saw the return of an old friend, Liverpool welcomed back the new Everyman Theatre. And after a 27m rebuild the Theatre looks amazing, not only outside, but inside as well. The celebrations began on Saturday 1st March with a parade entitled 'Lights Up', created by Walk the Plank, The Liverpool Lantern Company and Sense of Sound. Hundreds of people began gathering outside both the Playhouse, where the parade began and the Everyman, the destination for the parade, from early evening.
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  3. The Everyman Theatre

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    The Everyman Theatre stands at the north end of Hope Street in Liverpool. It was founded in 1964 in the appropriately named Hope Hall (once a chapel, then a cinema), it quickly built a reputation for ground-breaking work. The Everyman transformation which will create a brand new incarnation of this pioneering and much-loved theatre is now almost complete. It is planned to re-open early 2014. But what of the history of this much loved Liverpool institution ?


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  4. The Shakespeare Theatre

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    The Shakespeare Theatre opened in Fraser Street 1888 by the proprietor Mr Ellis Brammall jun. and was built by J H Havelock-Sutton who also built the Park Palace Music Hall in 1893 and the Metropole Theatre in Bootle in 1911, both the Metropole and the Park Palace have since been demolished A description of The Shakespeare Theatre from Kelly's Directory of Liverpool 1894 reads
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  5. The Empire Theatre - A History

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    The Empire Theatre that we all now know, on Lime Street in Liverpool, opened on the 9th March 1925, with the opening production of 'Better Days', starring Stanley Lupino, Maisie Gay and Ruth French.

    Prior to the building of the present day Empire, another theatre once stood on the site, The New Prince of Wales Theatre and Opera House which opened
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