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Darwen Library Theatre

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Henry Normal - The Escape Plan at Darwen Library Theatre

Henry Normal - The Escape Plan

  • Darwen Library Theatre Darwen
  • Friday 14th May 2021
  • Edge Street Live Presents: Henry Normal - The Escape Plan, live at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 13th November 2020

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    Darwen Library Theatre venue information

    DLT was opened as part of Darwen Library & Theatre, May 27, 1908.
    The Library & Theatre was opened by Andrew Carnegie.
    The Library & Theatre was run by the Borough of Darwen and events and activities in the Library & Theatre were overseen by the "Free Library & Museum Committee". All sorts of events took place in the Theatre. It was used by Darwen Literary Society and a whole host of community associations and voluntary groups. All these groups had to apply to the Borough Librarian in the first instance for permission to use the Theatre...and the Library Committee approved or disapproved the application. The Huntington Lectures took place in DLT. During Local Government re-organisation in 1974, the Library Service became part of Lancashire County Council and activities in the Theatre were run by the Library Service, who had at that time, a Secretary (20 hours per week) to handle diary bookings plus other duties, a caretaker for the whole building and three cleaning staff. Groups such as the Blind Society, Stroke Society, Townswomen's Guild, Business & Professional Women's Society used the the meeting rooms on a regular basis. It was very much a "community centre" during this period of time - many Annual Christmas Fairs took place and the Civic Society used the premises for their Annual Bulb Show. Darwen Arts Society held their Annual Exhibition and Darwen Library Players were in residence and the local Theatre Group. In 1989 the Royal Shakespeare Company visited and held workshops for schools.
    A Lottery bid was granted and the Theatre became a fully fledged Theatre in 2000.
    Richard Blackburn was the first Theatre Manager.

    Venue contact details and info

    Name: Darwen Library Theatre

    Phone: 01254 706 006

    Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/35594/

    Type of venue: Live

    Address: Knott Street, Darwen, BB3 3BU

    Website: http://www.darwenlibrarytheatre.com

    Capacity: 214

    Disabled facilities: yes

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