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Hanover St, Liverpool, L1 T: 0151 709 7844

Neptune Theatre in Liverpool

Neptune Theatre, Liverpool

The Neptune Theatre, built in 1913, is one of many theatres in Liverpool, England. It has been threatened with closure several times, but remains the city centre civic theatre. The theatre seats 445 on its two levels. Theatre has been performed on the site of Neptune Theatre since 1915. Originally known as the Strand Theatre and designed by Nova Scotia's first professional architect, Andrew Cobb, the Strand was reputed to be the first vaudeville house constructed specifically as a theatre.

After a serious fire in 1926, the theatre was extensively redecorated. Two years later it underwent further renovation and emerged on July 9, 1928 as the Garrick Repertory Theatre. Summer vaudeville alternated with winter repertory until the stock market crash of 1929 caused the theatre to close its doors. It reopened again a year later as a movie cinema which is what it remained for the next 33 years.