The Royal Hall Restoration Trust Harrogate
The Royal Hall Restoration Trust Harrogate




Date Artist
1940 22nd Jan All week. Western Brothers
1940 29th Jan All week. Jasper Maskelyne – The World Renowned Royal Command Magician
1940 23rd March Phyllis Sellcik, piano
1940 24th March Jack Hylton and his band
1940 25th March All week. Levant – Australian Illusionist
1940 21st April John McCormack
1940 22nd April Rob Wilton, comedian
1940 28th April Jack Jackson and his band
1940 5th May Henry Hall and his band
1940 6th May All week. Nellie Wallace – Britain’s Queen of Comedy
1940 17th May London Philharmonic Orchestra with Cyril Smith, piano, conducted by Dr Malcolm Sargent
1940 19th May Jack Payne and his band with Peggy Cochrane.
1940 26th May Moiseiwitsch
1940 10th June Carla Rosa Opera Company perform eight operas
1940 30th June Joe Loss and his band with Monte Rey, singer
1940 14th July Jack Warner – first Yorkshire appearance
1940 4th Aug Myra Hess
1940 11th Aug London Philharmonic Orchestra, Malcolm Sargent conductor
1940 18th Aug Oscar Rabin’s Romany Band
1940 8th Sept Solomon, (pianist)
1940 22nd Sept London Philharmonic Orchestra, with Eileen Joyce, piano conducted by Basil Cameron
1940 29th Sept Joe Loss and his Band with Monte Rey
1940 13th Oct Billy Cotton and his band
1940 20th Oct Geraldo and the Savoy Orchestra
1940 27th Oct Nat Gonella and his famous Georgians Band
1940 3rd Nov Jack Payne and his orchestra with Peggy Cochrane
1941 27th Jan and all week: Sadlers Wells Opera
1941 9th Feb London Symphony Orchestra and Myra Hess
1941 16th Feb Clifford Curzon, solo. Mayor’s Polish relief fund concert, attended by H.R.H. The Princess Royal and the Polish Ambassador
1941 31st March and all week: The famous organist Reginald Foort, playing on the world’s largest touring organ. Plus full variety bill
1941 13th April Henry Hall and his band
1941 21st April Cast of London musical “Me and my girl” with Lupino Lane
1941 18th May London Symphony Orchestra with Beno Moiseiwitsch and Basil Cameron.
1941 26th May and six nights – Clarkson Rose’s review “Half a million” with seventeen outstanding scenes, including “Hitler and Mussolini on the phone” and There’ll always be a Harrogate”
1941 2nd June Anglo-Polish ballet and forty artists
1941 8th June Solomon
1941 17th July The Fol-de-rolls
1941 4th Aug all week – Royal Opera Covent Garden “Hansel and Gretel”
1941 25th Aug and all week. Old Vic Company & Sybil Thorndike in Shakespeare’s “King John”
1941 27th Aug Old Vic Company with Sybil Thorndike in “Euripedes’ “Medea”
1941 1st Sept and all week Sadlers Wells Opera with Walter Widdop, Joan Cross in La Traviata; Madam Butterfly; Marriage of Figaro; Barber of Seville; Dido and Aeneas; Thomas and Sally (by Thomas Arne) conducted by Laurence Collingwood
1941 8th Sept and all week: Sadlers Wells Ballet conducted by Constant Lambert with Margot Fonteyn and Frederick Ashton in “Les Patineurs”, “Giselle”, “Les Sylphides”, “Façade”, “Swan Lake”
1941 20th Oct Old Vic Company in “The Cherry Orchard”
1941 1st Dec George Robey
1942 14th March Halle Orchestra with Leslie Howard
1942 19th April Dame Myra Hess, solo piano recital
1942 26th April Oscar Rabin and His Band
1942 4th May and all week: Albert Modley and his road show “The famous little Yorkshire comedian”
1942 8th June and all week: Carl Rosa Opera Company in Madam Butterfly, Rigoletto, Faust, Die Fledermaus, Marriage of Figaro, Il Trovatore
1942 20th July Flotsam and Jestam
1942 28th Aug London Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Henry Wood & Basil Cameron conductors
1943 28th Jan R.A.F. Gang Show
1943 21st Feb Musicals with Isobel Bailey
1943 2nd Aug Albert Modley in the 1943 road show
1943 1st Nov for two weeks Jimmy Clithero the juvenile film star
1944 19th March Rawicz and Landauer
1944 13th Aug Felix Mendelssohn’s Hawaiian Serenaders
1944 17th Sept Yehudi Menuhin
1944 25th Sept and all week – Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
1944 8th Oct Jack Payne and his orchestra
1944 22nd Oct Richard Tauber
1944 5th Nov Ida Handel, violin recital
1945 22nd March London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Albert Coates
1945 21st May The Great Lyle and his Cavalcade of Mystery
1945 17th June Band of Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Group
1945 13th Aug and all week: Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
1945 10th & 11th Oct Halle Orchestra & Barbirolli
1946 1st to 5th April Clapham & Dwyer – The Famous BBC Comedians
1946 1st July and all week: Halle Orchestra & Barbirolli
1946 21st July Alvar Lidell, baritone (later BBC announcer) celebrity concert
1946 9th Sept The Great Lyle (Illusionist) also Norman Wisdom “The Successful Failure”
1946 15th Sept Vic Oliver
1946 13th Oct Elizabeth Schumann accompanied by Gerald Moore. Leider recital
1946 7th Nov Harrogate Literary Society Lecture. F. H. Grisewood “Behind the Scenes at the BBC”
1946 15th Dec Felix Mendelssohn and his Hawaiian Serenaders
1946 29th Dec Wilfrid Pickles
1947 1st Feb Walter Garrard’s Dance Orchestra
1947 2nd March Dennis Noble the eminent baritone also Rawicz & Landauer
1947 14th April All week. Billy “Uke” Scott – music hall entertainer
1947 19th May All week. Eileen Winterton Trio – dancing act
1947 7th-12th July Halle Orchestra & Barbirolli
1947 14th July Winifred Attwell (& others) inc. Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Rascals
1947 10th Aug Louis Kentner
1947 18th Aug All week. “Frills & Thrills” inc. Victor Barna – 16 times world table tennis champion and Alec Brook – British and International Champion
1947 30th Nov ‘Flotsam’, Leonard Henry (comedian) and Helen Clare (vocalist)
1947 26th Dec-10th Jan Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ starring Helen Clare
1948 15th Feb Peter Dawson the eminent baritone
1948 25th June Rt. Hon. Harold MacMillan MP in connection with the National Liberal conference
1948 4th July and all week: Halle Orchestra & Barbirolli – including Elgar’s 2nd Symphony
1948 11th July Vic Oliver – His Piano, His Violin and His Jokes
1948 13th Sept All week. Albert Modley
1948 4th Dec Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Thomas Beecham
1948 12th Dec Oscar Rabin and his Band
1949 3rd Jan “Babes In The Wood” staring Bill Waddington
1949 13th Feb Eileen Joyce – Chopin piano recital
1949 14th-16th Feb Halle Orchestra & Constant Lambert
1949 19th Feb Ted Heath and his orchestra
1949 6th March Ray Ellington Quartet – First time in Harrogate
1949 8th May Joan Hammond – The celebrated operatic soprano
1949 17th May Cyril Stapleton “Britain’s Glenn Miller” & his broadcasting orchestra
1949 22nd May Joe Loss and his orchestra
1949 10th July Frankie Howerd, comedian
1949 24th July Douglas Robinson “Cardew the Cad” also Percy Edwards – The BBC Countryman
1949 7th Aug Petula Clark – Britain’s leading juvenile star of stage, screen and radio
1949 18th Sept Vic Oliver, violinist/comedian
1949 3rd & 4th Oct Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin – The World’s Greatest Ballet Stars
1949 26th Nov Billy Ternent and his orchestra


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