Aston Hippodrome

850

Opened as a music hall in 1908. Exterior described as plain terracotta relieved by facings (?) of stone with a cupola on either side; there was an ornamental verandah over the entrance. More than usual headroom between the tiers. The fibrous plaster decorations were probably redesigned when a major reconstruction had to take place in 1930 after a fire. Bingo from 1960, it was demolished in 1980. The Drum (3913) now occupies the site.

Built / Converted
1908
Dates of use
  • 1908 - 1960
Current state
Demolished
Current use
Demolished
Address
Potters Lane off New Town Row, Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Website-
Further details
Other names
-
Events
  • Owner/Management: Coventry Hippodrome Ltd, lessees
  • 1908 Design/Construction:
    F Brassington (also attrib. Lister Lea)
    - Architect
  • 1908 Owner/Management: Until when not known. Aston Hippodrome Ltd (Thomas Barrasford, managing director)
  • 1908 - 1960 Use:
  • 1912 Alteration: alterations
    James Lea & Sons
    - Architect
  • 1930 Alteration: reconstruction after fire
    Unknown
    - Architect
  • 1951 Owner/Management: F Butterworth, lessee
  • 1960 Alteration: plans to convert to revue bar (unexecuted)
    Unknown
    - Architect
  • 1960 Alteration: converted to bingo
    Unknown
    - Architect
  • 1960 - 1980 Owner/Management: Mecca Ltd, owners
  • 1980 Demolition: demolished
Capacities
  • Capacity
    Original
    Description
    200
  • Capacity
    Later
    Description
    1912: 2500
Listings
  • Listing
    Not listed
Stage type
-
Building dimensions: -
Stage dimensions: d: 36ft w: 67ft
Proscenium width: 30ft x 32ft high
Height to grid: 54ft
Inside proscenium: -
Orchestra pit: -