Palace Theatre, Swansea
|Address||156 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1AE
|Architect||Bucknall & Jennings|
Originally built in 1888 as a traditional music hall, the building's original name was the 'Pavilion'. During its lifetime, the building has been used as a bingo hall as well as a gay nightclub.
The ground floor bar and lounge was used as a licensed pub for many years before closing.
In 2014, a new campaign was launched on Facebook.
In April 2014 Swansea Council made £75,000  available to the owners to carry out work on the High Street theatre, which had been named as one of the 10 most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales. The Victorian Society called it "a victim of urban decay", and the Theatres Trust commented in 2013 that, if left, the building might well collapse. The council funds were earmarked for "emergency works", including making the building watertight, removing vegetation and removing loose brickwork that could be deemed “unsafe”. By September 2014 the council was issuing a reminder to the owners that the work needed to be completed promptly.
- British Listed Buildings
- "Edward Fox bid to save historic Palace where Charlie Chaplin played", Wales Online, 7 Aug 2010. Accessed 6 Nov 2014
- South Wales Evening Post
- The Stage
- Victorian Society. Accessed 6 Nov 2014
- BBC News, "Palace Theatre, Swansea, may 'fall down' if left untouched", 3 October 2013. Accessed 6 Nov 2014
- "Funding offer to help owners save Palace Theatre in Swansea", South Wales Evening Post, 8 September 2014. Accessed 6 Nov 2014