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Palladium (Llandudno)

  • Theatre ID
  • Built / Converted
  • Current state
  • Current use
    Licensed premises (Pub Previously subdivided for cinema and bingo)
  • Address
    Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, Gwynedd, Wales


Built 1920 but probably designed prior to 1914. Originally with two balconies and boxes, the interior was subdivided but not completely gutted to create a cinema and bingo. Conversion to a Wetherspoons pub resulted in major repairs, removal of subdivisions and restoration of much of the auditorium decoration. A ‘viewing gallery’ has been inserted on the stage. The Palladium has a splendidly robust Edwardian baroque stuccoed façe. The central bay, above the entrance, has giant Ionic demi-columns supporting a triangular rusticated arch and a large oriel window. Symmetrical square flanking towers, with angle pilasters carrying segmental pediments, and surmounted by octagonal domes.

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  • Other names
  • Events
    • 1920 Design/Construction:
      • A Hewitt - Architect
    • 1957 Owner/Management: Manchester Repertory Company
    • 1962 - 1964 Owner/Management: Llandudno Palladium Ltd
    • 1999 Owner/Management: Wetherspoon plc
    • 2001 Alteration: conversion to pub
      • Unknown - Architect
  • Capacities
    • Later: 1962: 1038
  • Listings
    • Grade II - 6.6.2001

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