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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  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