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Stewart Bale’s view from the cheap seats

1 June 2007 by Sam

photo of stage from back of theatre

I really like this photo of the grand interior of Liverpool’s Empire Theatre from the latest Entertainment-themed online exhibition of pictures from the Stewart Bale archive. They sure don’t make them like they used to. I’m sure I once read somewhere that it was the largest theatre in the country outside of London, but I’m not sure if that’s still true, or if it ever was, and can’t be bothered looking it up.

It certainly is big though, and when I have found myself sat in the seats at the very back, where this photo was taken from, I have usually splashed out on some opera glasses to get a better view. There’s no need for opera glasses to get a better view of this photo though, as you can zoomify the Empire Theatre stage online. If only you could use zoomify in real life.

This is the third monthly Stewart Bale online exhibition, following one on the theme of the Liverpool Blitz last month and the waterfront, docks and shipping the month before.

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