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1898 – The Empire Palace of Varieties: A New Companion for the Theatre Royal
The Royal Concert Hall, the Theatre Royal’s sister venue, opened its doors in 1982. However, this same site on South Sherwood Street was once the home of the much loved Empire Palace of Varieties – Nottingham’s biggest and finest music hall, designed by the eminent architect Frank Matcham. Listen on to hear an eye-witness description of the Empire’s opening night and its extraordinary decor and interior.