Hulme Hippodrome, Manchester

The Grade II-listed Hulme Hippodrome in Manchester was built in 1901 by J. J. Alley.

Photo Credit: Ian Tatlock for The Victorian Society.

The future of this Manchester landmark hangs in the balance. The Hulme Hippodrome opened its doors on 10th October 1901 as a spectacular venue. Originally named the Grand Junction Theatre, the ornate theatre was recently sold at auction on 18 May for £325,000. The building is an important community building of social, historical and architectural significance, and currently stands in a very poor state of repair and facing an uncertain future.

Christopher Costelloe, Director of the The Victorian Society, said: ‘There is nothing sadder than a shuttered theatre. Central Manchester’s increasing prosperity has not yet spread to Hulme, which cannot afford to lose assets such as this splendid building.’

Photos here.

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