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    • By Vancolen Kevin
      Just a small plane in a forest 

    • By Albino-jay
      I’d had my eye on this place for years. I’m from Prestwich so only up the road and I remember going past the Rialto further up where there is now a maccies and past this place on our way into town as a kid. I lived in Broughton briefly about 5 years ago and used to keep an eye on it, however it was always well sealed. 
      Visited with @EOA initially and @Host and @CameraShy joined us later. 
      Built in 1899 by the Broughton Theatres Syndicate Ltd, Victoria Theatre opened in December 1900. Less than a year after opening it was used as a cinema (although sadly there is no signs of cinema use left) 
      Seating was extended from 2,000 upto 3,000 in 1910 and between 1919 and 1919 it was used as a theatre again. 
      It was then used as a cinema again until it closed in 1958 when it was then used as a clothing/furniture store until 1973 when it was an unsuccessful bingo hall, which closed shortly after. It remained closed until the 80s when it opened up as Bingo hall, which it remained until its closure in 2008 under the Palace name. 
      Its Grade II listed and on the theatres at risk register. 
      More info can be found here 
      Ill start with some old pictures of the theatre taken from google image search or the above websites. 



      and now


      not too sure on the date of this 



      Now, looking out from the stage

      Looking down at the stage


      bad lens flare


      The upper circle seating area which has been boarded off

      seating on the dress circle

      looking down from the dress circle

      spiderwebs and pigeon shit fill the upper levels. Looking up from the dress circle level to the awesome ceiling. 

      the stalls/stage level

      more spider webby goodness above one of the boxes next to the stage

      the back of the curved plaster ceiling above the stage


      stripped seating in a back room

      the upper circle boarded off



      The stage level








      Down into the basement and underneath eh stage

      underneath the stage. The wooden levers you can see operated various trapdoors and other stage type thingamabobs. Which is pretty cool. 

      small workshop area

      Nice tilling 

      Main entrance


      bingo at its best!



    • By Vancolen Kevin
      Very small undeground explore 

    • By TrevBish.co.uk
      Hi all! Not sure on the history of this place but its been around a while. Not a bad place. Not that exciting but we were passing so thought we would have a mooch! A couple of nice cars.