Rating: 8,6/10 (1045 votes)The Grand Theater (National Variety Theater) is a theater built in Blackpool in 1894 by architect Frank Match. This was Matcham's first project where the tiers were supported on consoles, which improved the view of the stage and reduced the number of columns. The theater was opened with the play"Hamlet". In the future, his repertoire mainly included musicals and musical comedies. The Grand Theater was very popular until the 30s. XX century, when the theater had a competitor - cinema. Then the theater began to hold film screenings. During the Second World War, the theater was opened. The theater could not stand competition with the television that became popular after the war, the theater attendance by the end of the 60s. decreased significantly in the 70s. it was decided to demolish the theater building. But both the theater and the building itself were still preserved. In 1981, it reopened after extensive restoration work, and its popularity increased. In 1994, the Grand Theater celebrated its centenary, in connection with which new restoration work began. In 2006 it received a new name - the National Variety Theater.
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