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so this explore was a last restore explore after failing two others on the day and this location being given to us by a friend we thought we'd might as well check it out as we was only half hour away. 
After a unlucky day we finally got some luck when we got into this location.

I have never explored a theatre before so when we got inside i was so excited and couldn't get over how stunning the place was. the architecture in the place is just amazing and we spent around 4 hours here which considering how small the place is was a long time haha. The Hippodrome was last used as a theatre in the 1960s; from the mid-1970s until its closure in 1988 it was used as a bingo hall. Since then most of the building has remained empty, and it has been placed on Manchester City Council's Buildings at Risk Register.

it was a surreal experience to be in a building with such history and to stand on the same stage as so many of the great performers who performed there did such as The Beatles, Laurel and Hardy, and Nina Simone among other stars who performed at venue
 

Abandoned theatre

 

 

Abandoned theatre

 

 

 

abandoned theatre

 

 

the abandoned theatre

 

 

The abandoned theatre

 

 

The abandoned theatre

 

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Either you stood very still and very quiet whilst doing these videos or these are pictures sir. 

Only joking, good show with these. 

Snapt wants to go here but so far the redrosemachesterLancashirekeeptheyorkshirescumout society hasn't granted him permission 

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28 minutes ago, Tbolt said:

Either you stood very still and very quiet whilst doing these videos or these are pictures sir. 

Only joking, good show with these. 

Snapt wants to go here but so far the redrosemachesterLancashirekeeptheyorkshiresumout society hasn't granted him permission 

haha i get you now lol cheers for that matey and lol :DDDD

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1 hour ago, Tbolt said:

Either you stood very still and very quiet whilst doing these videos or these are pictures sir. 

Only joking, good show with these. 

Snapt wants to go here but so far the redrosemachesterLancashirekeeptheyorkshirescumout society hasn't granted him permission 

Hmmm  :angry:, mean mankies 

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23 hours ago, Tbolt said:

The squatters are really nice folk. 

I must say Kurt I am a little disappointed you were the right side of the border and didn't come to say hello sir. 

:(

:nono:

haha sorry tbolt we failed 2 locations and this was a last resort 

23 hours ago, FunkyMuffin said:

Cool! So, do you just knock on the door then? Lol 

theres a door bell round back

35 minutes ago, porky pig said:

i bloody love this place!! great pics. did you not do the basement?

 

yea i did do the basement just didnt take pics 

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13 hours ago, exploreswithkurt said:

haha sorry tbolt we failed 2 locations and this was a last resort 

theres a door bell round back

yea i did do the basement just didnt take pics 

Thanks! I was going to knock anyway.  I’ve got some food and blankets for them as well. That should grant me access don’t you think? :)

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