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Floral Hall


The Floral Hall complex consists of the hall itself and a theatre, added in 1973. This, although closely linked with the hall calls for its own entry (see Southport Theatre).

The 1930 hall is a flat-roofed brick building on classical lines, presenting a rendered frontage with pairs of columns to the promenade. The rear of the building which faces the sea/estuary is in Art Deco style and is at a lower level.

From the main entrance, stairs lead down from the box office to the front part of the hall. Originally 900 square yards, this had a sprung floor for dancing: it was extended in 1973 to make a larger foyer/catering area linking with the theatre, so that box-office etc are shared, making conference use possible. Doors lead through to the Floral Hall itself which is flat-floored with a large stage and dressing rooms. The proscenium and doors throughout are in Art Deco style. Multi-purpose, it retains full stage facilities, dressing rooms and band room.

Built / Converted
Dates of use
  • 1930 : Theatre (multi-purpose hall), continuing
Current state
Current use
Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, Promenade, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0DZ, England
Further details
Other names
  • Owner/Management: Sefton Council, owners, continuing
  • 1930 Design/Construction:
    Archer & Gooch
    - Architect
  • 1930 Use: Theatre (multi-purpose hall), continuing
  • 1973 Alteration: theatre added (see separate entry, Southport Theatre)
    B R Andrews
    - Architect
  • 1997 Owner/Management: Apollo Leisure, lessee
  • 2009 - 2018 Owner/Management: Ambassador Theatre Group, management
  • 2019 - 2020 : Bliss Space (Southport) Ltd operator/management (from April 2019, initially on a three-year lease, but went into liquidation in June 2020 as a result of coronavirus)
  • 2023 Demolition:  Southport Theatre and Floral Hall demolished to be replaced by Marine Lake Events Centre
  • Capacity
  • Listing
    Not listed
Stage type
Proscenium Rake 1:30
Building dimensions: -
Stage dimensions: Depth: 26ft 1997: 6.1m Width: 48ft 1997 SL: 9.01m SR: 8.09m
Proscenium width: 36ft 1997: 10.67m
Height to grid: 1997: 7.62m
Inside proscenium: -
Orchestra pit: -