History Part 1
The Victoria Pavilion
Is a handsome building, free Renaissance in style with Ruabon Terra-Cotta facade and constructed with two commodious balconies.
The frontage of the Pavilion is about 120 feet wide and is occupied by six handsome Lock-up Shops and a central entrance to the Hall 20 feet wide
The Entrance Hall
Is of handsome proportions richly decorated with coloured Faience Ware and the floor is laid with mosaic work. At the front Entrance Hall there are large folding iron lattice gates and four massive walnut swing doors with ornamental lean light panels.
Within the Entrance Hall on either side, there are ticket offices and Turnstiles and between these a Walnut barrier home ornamental iron panels. On the right and left of the Entrance Hall beyond the Barrier are Two Grand Staircases leading to the Galleries, past these and through the vestibule doors, there is the…
Front cover of the 1908 aution booklet for the Winter Gardens Ballroom & Victoria Pavilion
Large Hall or Auditorium
A Room Of Magnificent proportions with a Proscenium 34ft, in width and in keeping with the imposing size of the Hall.
The Stage is 72ft wide, 37ft deep and about 60 feet to the grid floor.
To the right and the left of the auditorium, is the entrance to the saloon Bars and transfer boxes and a promenade 14 feet wide extending round three sides of the hall from which there are two ways of communication with the winter gardens which can be shut off by fireproof doors.
In front of the proscenium is the orchestra, eight rows of orchestral stalls and twenty-one rows of pit seats and at each side of the stage two tiers of private boxes.