Albert Hall Theatre
Built as a multi-purpose hall in 1896, it is in late Victorian classical manner, red brick with a slated, hipped roof, two storeys, the front in three bays of 1+3+1 arched windows, the centre bay framed by pilasters, slightly advanced and pedimented. The Art Nouveau entrance doors have a lively, curving glazing bar pattern. The slate roofed canopy is a 1980 replacement. Surprisingly for a hall of this type, it has a raked floor; single balcony on iron columns and a pair of boxes (non-functional) flanking the rectangular proscenium. An apron extension 1.9m (6ft) was added to the stage some years ago and beneath it is a small orchestra pit. In recent years the Management Committee, made up of volunteers, has raised funds to refurbish the whole of the exterior (including re-roofing), and update and improve the facilities inside. and continues to work on promotion and fundraising events.
- 1922 : continuing
- 1896 Design/Construction: Albert Hall built.
- 1897 Alteration: or later - altered basement as schoolroom.W Beddoe Rees- Architect
- 1922 Use: continuing
- 1922 Alteration: refitted for commercial entertainment (architect unknown).
- 1974 Alteration: apron added to stage
- 1980 Alteration: new canopy over entrance
- 2007 - 2008 Alteration: refurbishment including stage lighting and restoration of external fabric.
- CapacityLaterDescription1974: 600