Opened in 1892, as a music hall, built by the Livermore Brothers, the People’s Palace was said to be a replica of the People’s Palace, Dundee, by the same architect. It became a cinema in 1912 and was rebuilt by Frank Verity in 1928. In 1947 it became a Gaumont. A proposal to demolish and redevelop the site was turned down in 1974 and the building subsequently became a nightclub. The façade survives almost intact.
- 1892 Design/Construction:James Hutton (Dundee)- Architect
- 1892 Owner/Management: (Horace & L C J Livermore) The Palace Theatre (Bristol) Ltd, owners
- 1912 Alteration: converted to cinemaW H Watkins- Architect
- 1928 Alteration: rebuiltFrank Verity- Architect
- 1947 Owner/Management: Rank, lessees
- CapacityLaterDescription1914: 3000