The Grade II-listed Hulme Hippodrome in Manchester was built in 1901 by J. J. Alley.
The future of this Manchester landmark hangs in the balance. The Hulme Hippodrome opened its doors on 10th October 1901 as a spectacular venue. Originally named the Grand Junction Theatre, the ornate theatre was recently sold at auction on 18 May for £325,000. The building is an important community building of social, historical and architectural significance, and currently stands in a very poor state of repair and facing an uncertain future.
Christopher Costelloe, Director of the Victorian Society, said: ‘There is nothing sadder than a shuttered theatre. Central Manchester’s increasing prosperity has not yet spread to Hulme, which cannot afford to lose assets such as this splendid building.’