Business Name : Mansfield Palace Theatre
Short Description :
The Palace Theatre began life as the Palace Electric Theatre and opened on Tuesday 13th December, 1910. Described as “the last word in electric theatre… refinement and novelty”, it was a palace fit for a king.
Long Description :
The theatre which opened in 1910 has undergone a range of improvements including:
The Orchestra Pit has been extended and re-designed to accommodate more musicians and provide improved sound.
Extended wing space enabling an increased range of touring shows to be accommodated.
The creation of a 60 foot high fly tower, enabling conventional backcloths to be used to full effect.
A wider Proscenium Arch.
The installation of new seats to provide enhanced leg room and comfort and improved access for disabled Theatre goers.
A refurbished foyer which has been designed to fit in with the Edwardian age of the building yet blend with the modern environment.
The installation of a lift and ramp providing access to all areas except the balcony.
The ability to offer corporate entertainment, training and workshops in ‘The Meeting Place’.
The installation of a Computerised Box Office system, facilitating a quicker and more efficient service for the public.
A new façade, reflecting the contemporary age.
The creation of an Education and Outreach programme to provide opportunities for local people to get involved.
Along with physical improvements to the theatre, customers have seen a change in the programming of the venue. To complement the amateur and professional variety shows performed at the theatre, a wider range of professional performances including Classical Music, Opera and Contemporary Dance will be brought to Mansfield.
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