The Bristol Hippodrome, the city’s very own West End theatre, opened its doors on 16 December 1912 when the curtain rose for the first time on what was generally agreed to be Oswald Stoll’s most magnificent provincial theatre.
It is a superb example of the grand architecture of the late Victorian era and is one of the masterpieces of design by Frank Matcham, the most eminent theatre architect of his time.
One of Matcham’s spectacular features included the provision... Read more >>
Stage Door, The Bristol Hippodrome, 100 years (paperback)
Written by Gerry Parker and John Hudson
Published by Redcliffe Press of Bristol
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The Bristol Hippodrome is a much loved theatre and an iconic landmark in the city of Bristol. Over the years, audiences have come in their thousands to this historic venue to be entertained by all manner of theatrical performances from music hall and twice-nightly variety in the early years, to comedians, opera, ballet and musicals.
'There is so much rich history within these walls and so many stars have appeared here from Laurel & Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Morecambe & Wise and Paul McCartney, to the stars of today such as Derren Brown, David Hasselhoff and Will Young. We do hope that people will enjoy the book as much as ourselves and that this is a production that will run and run'
Christiaan de Villiers, General Manager, The Bristol Hippodrome.