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The Royal Spa Centre is a Theatre in Leamington Spa, England. The Centre was officially opened on 15 June 1972 by Anthony Eden, one time MP for Leamington and Warwick and Prime Minister of the UK. It was designed by the Architect Sir Frederick Gibberd and has two Auditoria, the first of which is a traditional Theatre which can hold 667 people. The second is a Cinema/Studio Theatre which holds up to 188, which shows films or used as a small theatre space.

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General information
TypeTheatre
CountryEngland
Coordinates52°17′19″N 1°31′54″W / 52.2887°N 1.5317°W / 52.2887; -1.5317Coordinates: 52°17′19″N 1°31′54″W / 52.2887°N 1.5317°W / 52.2887; -1.5317
Opened15 June 1972 (1972-06-15)
Design and construction
ArchitectFrederick Gibberd
Website
www.warwickdc.gov.uk/royalspacentre/ Edit this at Wikidata

EventsEdit

As well as hosting productions by local theatre, music and arts groups, the centre also welcomes national and even international acts. Concerts, Dance, wrestling, variety shows, cinema and ballet can all be accommodated. The National Blood Service hold drop in donation sessions and there are numerous fairs and exhibitions held there too. In 2008 the World Powerlifting Championships were held there. There are also weekly Senior Citizens activity Groups.

The cinema screen films that would not normally be seen at a multiplex such as arthouse, sub-titled or just re-runs of popular films. Entry is slightly cheaper than at most other cinemas especially on Monday night. Other facilities in the Centre include two bars licensed to sell alcohol, tea and coffee and a small meeting room.

Notable performersEdit

Some of the most famous people to have performed at the venue are Bob Dylan, Ken Dodd, Charlie Watts, Joan Collins, Jim Davidson, Mike Skinner, Derren Brown and Chris Addison.

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