Tyne and Wear HER(15971): Houghton-le-Spring, Newbottle Street, Coliseum Theatre - Details
Houghton-le-Spring, Newbottle Street, Coliseum Theatre
Music Speech and Dance Venue
Opened in 1921. Designed by Newcastle architects Percy L Browne and Glover. It was owned by John Lishman and Norman Robinson. The Coliseum could seat 1000 people. It closed on 24 January 1960 and was converted to Shopper's Paradise supermarket. The site is now occupied by Superdrug. Lishman also owned a drapery business on Newbottle Street. He went on to buy the Grand Theatre (HER 15969) in 1930.
Paul Lanagan, 2013, Silver screens used to be a goldmine for businesses, Seaham & Houghton Star, Wednesday June 5 2013, p 6