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CodeNA4593
Dates1872-1910
Person NameHer Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen; 1872-1910
ActivityHer Majesty’s Theatre was built in 1872 in Guild Street, Aberdeen, the first of the three major Aberdeen theatres. It was taken over by the London entrepreneur Robert Arthur in 1891, the man who had His Majesty’s Theatre built in 1906. He was generally unpopular in the city as he treated theatre as more of a commercial than an artistic enterprise. Her Majesty’s was gutted and refinished in the early 1900s to conform to new safety standards and reopened in 1910 as the Tivoli, a theatre specialising in vaudeville. It competed with the incoming cinemas by featuring popular dance bands. It was renovated again by Thomas Scott Sutherland (1899 - 1963) in the 1930s, and by the 1960s it was a regular venue for folk music. In the 1970s, however, it was another victim of the city’s failing popularity with holiday-makers, and became the Tivoli Bingo and Social Club. It has now closed.
Corporate NameHer Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
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