The Riley-Smith Hall, Tadcaster was built in 1924 by William Riley-Smith and his aunt Mrs Mary Cochrane.
The formal opening was Friday 16th January 1925 when a revue was staged with William Riley-Smith himself taking part. The opening night revue was called “Calcaria” (after the Roman name for Tadcaster).
The theatre and ballroom was a gift to the town and originally intended to be called the Victory Hall. However during construction the name was changed to the Riley-Smith Hall. Below is the letter dated 28th November 1923 from the Empire Stone Co of Narborough, Leicestershire acknowledging the request for the name change.
The Empire Stone Co provided the “stone” blocks for the main facade of the building - they are actually cast concrete - a method of fabrication that became popular during the 1920s.
19 Chapel Street, Tadcaster, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England LS24 9AB, United Kingdom
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LS24 9AR, Tadcaster, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom