When the UK’s theatre hub was…..Burnley

Victoria Theatre, Burnley. Image courtesy Lancs Telegraph archive

Here’s an interesting article I came across from the BBC website describing a time when all theatre came out of Burnley. Yes, I said Burnley.

I hope you enjoy the read and thanks to the BBC and journalist Ian Youngs for writing this interesting piece.

You can find the article here

And as an afterword, you might enjoy seeing this plaque presented to the theatre by Tyrone Guthrie in 1952, sadly not long before the theatre’s demolition in 1955.

Plaque image courtesy Burnley Civic Trust Heritage Image Collection

If you’d like to read more about the history of the Victoria Theatre, you can do so here


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