Library Theatre Manchester, July 2010
The Library Theatre Manchester (UK) closed, after 58 years at Central Library, on 4 July 2010, and marks the end of an era for Manchester theatre. These photos were taken in the final few days of performance at the Central Library Theatre.The final play was the same one which opened the theatre in 1952, "The Importance Of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde.
Central Library will now be closed for four years of renovation, refurbishment and modernisation, but the current theatre will be converted and rebuilt for book storage. However the Library Theatre Company lives on, and will be presenting plays at the Lowry Salford Quays, and other Manchester venues over the next four years, before moving to a new permanent home at the old Theatre Royal, near Central Library.
For information about forthcoming Library Theatre Company productions, please visit their website:
Farewell to the Library Theatre (unofficial video)