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Alhambra Theatre
Morley Street
Country England
Designation Listed Building Grade II
Architect Chadwick and Watson of Leeds
Owned by Bradford City Council
Capacity 1456
Opened 1914
Rebuilt 1984-1986

The Bradford Alhambra is a theatre in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1913 at a cost of £20,000 for theatre impresario Francis Laidler, and opened on Wednesday 18 March 1914. In 1964 Bradford City Council bought the Alhambra for £78,900. In 1974 it was designated a Grade II listed building. It was extensively refurbished in 1986. It seats 1456.

Today, the Alhambra is regarded amongst the North's premier touring venues and hosts a wide range of stage shows from ballet and opera to variety and comedy, musicals, drama and, of course, the annual pantomime. Regular visits are made from prestigious companies such as Opera North, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet Theatre and the Royal National Theatre to complement spectacular West End musicals such as Grease, Whistle Down the Wind and The Phantom of the Opera.

This venue has also hosted weddings and wedding receptions. Themed events have been accommodated. Parties have used the glass-enclosed top floor and the dressing rooms.

Bradford City Cenotaph is located next to the theatre in Gyldegate.

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Coordinates: 53°47′30″N 1°45′25″W / 53.79167°N 1.75694°W / 53.79167; -1.75694



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