The final days of The Manchester Hippodrome Theatre

Time to say farewell to this iconic theatre Sadly in 1934 after 30 years the curtain finally came down for the last time at The Manchester Hippodrome Theatre on Oxford Street which was Manchester’s top variety venue; commonly know throughout the country as ‘the home of variety’. When it closed its doors on the final performance the audience, the actors...

Rudolf Valentino and Charlie Chaplin’s sweetheart stars at the Manchester Hippodrome

1931 saw the world famous femme fatale topping the bill at the Manchester Hippodrome on Oxford St, Manchester.  It was a real achievement for the theatre to bring this icon to Manchester.  People swarmed in droves to the theatre to see what Pola Negri,the woman who stole the heart of their screen idol Rudolf Valentino. looked like. Pola Negri ,...