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Title: old music hall
Post by: greeny on May 17, 2017, 12:30 PM
hi there does any one know of a old time music hall in ashton , some said it was round stamford street booth street area ? when was it open from and to and who were the entertainers which appeared there thank you  :)
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: LCGI on May 17, 2017, 04:48 PM
Hi Greeny, That would be the 'Ashton Theatre Royal' .... I'm not old enough to know it as a going concern but recall my Grandmother talking about it quite a bit, and yet I do remember playing in the boarded-up derelict building just before it was finally demolished in the mid 50's.

try this link;

http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/resources/theatres/show/1054-theatre-royal-ashton-under-lyne
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: Vanessa on May 17, 2017, 06:31 PM
Oddfellows Hall on the corner of Stamford Street and Booth Street was a musical hall at one time.
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: greeny on May 17, 2017, 07:56 PM
Hi thanks for your info , I did a bit of research it was known as booths theatre and unity hotel there were 4 all together theatre royal the empire hippodrome booth theatre which was on Stamford street and booth street 1882 and the star theatre which I don't know where that one was ? I know a lot of these old theatres became cinemas after the only star that were cinemas was church street and. The one in the town centre now wither spoons .does any one know who d,oyly carte opera company that entertained at these  by gone theatres also the booth theatre was built as. The Oddfellows hall
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: Vanessa on May 17, 2017, 09:37 PM
Take a look at this
http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/resources/theatres/show/1976-people-s-opera-house-ashton-under-lyne
If you are on Facebook there is Friends of the Hippodrome, Keith Dalby-Oldham who runs this would be able to give you info on the D'Oyly carte Company.
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: greeny on May 17, 2017, 10:36 PM
Hi thanks for the web site Vanessa very interesting still I can't find much on the star theatre. ? Thanks again  ;)
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: LCGI on May 18, 2017, 03:17 AM
hmmmm... never mind me
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: greeny on May 18, 2017, 10:39 AM
hi i also thank LCGI for reminding me about the theatre royal , i did go there as a kid with my mum and dad just remember some of the shows and pantomines in the 50s also like you as a kid we went in there when it was boarded up it was really scary up in the gods ,great place  :)
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: Vanessa on May 18, 2017, 05:40 PM
My brother was shot by an air rifle in the Theatre Royal.
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: LCGI on May 18, 2017, 06:44 PM
My brother was shot by an air rifle in the Theatre Royal.

Well, that wasn't me...
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: Fudge on May 19, 2017, 11:19 AM
The Star was on Church Street I remember my dad calling it a Flee Pit Fudge
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: KENNETHO on May 19, 2017, 04:24 PM
and the  BUG  HUT... 
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: Albert on May 19, 2017, 08:44 PM
Also the Queens was not much better than the Star
Title: Re: old music hall
Post by: jaywit on May 20, 2017, 12:58 PM
I was in the Star and put my knees up on the seats in front.
The whole row of seats collapsed ,and I was only a little whippet.