Great pic Philip, great new lights too.
Hey, I like that Shaky one, thanks for digging it out. Weren't you tempted to climb that lamp standard though and fix the shade first.
Excellent thread! I have to ask - is it the buildings themselves that brings you more joy or the theatre performance themselves?
I only ask because of my interest in churches. Most of my pictures of a church shows the tower only and I couldn't tell you what the interior of some of the churches look like!
Are there many people who love the style of the theatres yet not that fussed on what goes on inside?
Keep up the good work
It's the building for me, it could be a morgue inside. How about the tunnel ventilation buildings for instance.
The Liverpool Playhouse is a theatre in Williamson Square in the city of Liverpool, England.
Although a concert room had existed on the site since approximately 1844, the Grade II* listed theatre seen today was built in 1866, when it was the Star Music Hall. Changing ownership and name to Star Theatre of Varieties and then Star Theatre it became the home to Liverpool Repertory Theatre Company, which was established in 1911, and disbanded in 1999. The name was changed to The Playhouse in 1917. Among actors in the company were Robert Donat, Michael Redgrave, Alex Atkinson, Anthony Hopkins, John Thaw and Ian McKellen. During the Second World War it was home to the Old Vic. The theatre was briefly closed in the late nineties, but reopened in 2000 under the management of Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust who also run its sister theatre, the Everyman. The Playhouse has become the venue for numerous acclaimed new productions mainly of old plays, in contrast to the Everyman Theatre, which has focused on new works.
In September 2003, Gemma Bodinetz (artistic director) and Deborah Aydon (executive director) took over the running of the Playhouse and the Everyman Theatre.
That is the wikipedia write up on it, Philip might be able to verify it or correct any mistakes.
The pic, I took from the top of the big wheel when it was in Wiiliamson Square - any excuse to go up in it. Wheeeeee.....
Here is one that got away!
The John Lewis theatre, taken in June1977
The bit to the left(as you look at the pic)used to be THE LEGS OF MAN.or is my memory finaly flickering out.alsp across the road down a small street was a Theatre,(what was it called)my dad took me there when i was about 9ish
neely 60 years ago.edwardo
The street between the legs of Man and the Empire was Coal St.
You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else.
I think Edwardo might mean that as you crossed London Road, there is a side street called Fraser Street which had the Shakespeare theatre on it which is the one Philip featured above earlier with Doddy on it.
So Philip. What was that Victorian Theatre in Camden Street?
I passed down there today, wasn't spying honest. There are a few decrepid looking buildings, do you mean the drama and dance school building or booklines next door to it - next to the Lord Warden pub?
Was this a find in the records office yesterday?
Yay, so I sort of got the building but didn't know its history - well done.
(and i've been in there picking up one of my daughters and her mate)
By the way, how do you join the Fourth Floor bit in the library?
I was a member years ago, and had a little cardboard card, but have lost that now!
It's only the search room bit at the rear of the 4th floor you have to join seperately from the library itself Daisy. Just take 2 items of address I.D. with you and you'll be admitted as soon as they write our your little yellow card there and then.
If you're looking for old photographs of streets, buildings, pubs, churches, ships etc, there is a maroon book on the furthest back wall shelf (there's lots of green folders there too)
Fill in the little slips with what streets or pics you want, they usually take them about every 20 mins to the archive section and they'll bring the folders to you with white gloves, you'll need a pencil too, no pens allowed.