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The Hippodrome (1913 - 1960) (Aldershot)



  • Existence: 3 February 1913 - 1960


The Hippodrome in Aldershot, Hampshire, opened on 3 February 1913. From its inception the Hippodrome offered a wide range of entertainments including variety shows, pantomimes and musical comedies, which overtime expanded to moving pictures, circus acts and plays.

The Hippodrome started to decline in the 1950s due to the popularity of cinema and the advent of television. Like many other variety theatres, The Hippodrome turned to presenting nude revues in a desperate attempt to maintain the business. The theatre eventually closed in 1960 and was demolished a year later.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Aldershot Hippodrome Poster, 14 September 1931 and during the week

Reference code: 178R38.12
Scope and Contents

Neil Kenyon comedian, Nixon Grey comedian, Harry Taft the new M.P., Norman Court comedian with dog, Gatcum & Dawson, Handby Celeine Trio skaters, Lou Radford xylophonist, Art & Jean Kildare singers and dancers, Pathe Supersound gazette. Red and green type on cream background with red border. Printed by T.J.S. Guilford & Co. Ltd, Printers, Kingston-on-Thames-1266 G.T.

Dates: 14 September 1931 and during the week

Handby Celeine Collection

Reference code: NFA0107
Scope and Contents

Posters, photographs, programmes, 1 piece of sheet music for six instruments and a small amount of business records and correspondence relating to the dancing and burlesque comedy on skates.

Dates: c1920 - 1945; 2020

Posters, c1920 - 1939

Reference code: 178R38
Scope and Contents

British theatre posters presenting Handby Celeine acts among others.

Dates: c1920 - 1939

Additional filters:

Archival Object 2
Collection 1
Acrobats 2
Business 1
Circus 1
Clowning 2
Jugglers 2