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How do I hold an event at the Alhambra Theatre?
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How do I hire the Alhambra Theatre?
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Where can I eat before a show?
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What’s the history of the Alhambra Theatre?
- The Alhambra was built, at a cost of £20,000, in 1914 on the site of the 'Morley Street Waste'.
- Originally the only advance ticket sales were for the boxes, hence the name of 'Box Office'.
- The 'Retained Foyer' is the only remaining part of the original theatre's entrance.
- The Stalls used to have no formal seating - only benches and chairs at the front.
- The Dress Circle contains what were, at the time, the best seats in the house and is so called because you were expected to wear formal attire.
- The Upper Circle is known as The Gods because of the plaster Gods holding up the ceiling.
- The seating capacity of The Alhambra is 1432. The seating style is known as Continental (no centre aisle or pillars in the stalls).
- The 'Front of House' stops at the Iron / Safety Curtain, which is where the 'Back of House' starts.
- Old stages used to be raked, hence the term upstaging. Looking out from the stage into the auditorium we have Stage left / Prompt side or Stage right / Opposite prompt.
- In the roof we have the drencher, which is above the grid. Items of scenery are flown from here.
- The assembly area or Green Room is usually near prompt corner and is where the actors wait for their call from the D.S.M who runs the show.
- We have three star dressing rooms called Cinderella, Mother Goose and Humpty Dumpty.
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The Alhambra Theatre celebrates 100 years in 2014
Read more about the Centenary here.