Manchester Northern England UK Royal Exchange Theatre

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Manchester Northern England UK Royal Exchange Theatre
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this the third Manchester exchange, constructed between 1867 and 1874.The building was then extended and modified by Bradshaw Gass & Hope between 1914 and 1931 to form the largest trading room in England. The Manchester Blitz The building was seriously damaged during World War II when it took a direct hit from a bomb during a German air raid. The interior was subsequently rebuilt with a much smaller trading area. Trading ceased in 1968, and the building was threatened with demolition. The theatre The building remained empty until 1973 when it was used to temporarily house a theatre company. The Royal Exchange Theatre was founded in 1976 by a group of artistic directors — Michael Elliott, Caspar Wrede, Richard Negri, James Maxwell and Braham Murray IRA bombing The building was damaged on 15 June 1996 when the 1996 IRA bomb exploded less than 50 metres away Todays theatre The theatre's unique design was conceived by Richard Negri of Wimbledon School of Art, and was intended to create an unusually vivid and immediate relationship between actors and audiences