Empress Ballroom (Wigan)

The Empress Ballroom was at 23 Crompton Street, Wigan, Lancashire and opened in 1916 by the Atherton family. It was also known as The Empress Theatre.

The Empress Ballroom closed in 1971 and reopened as The Casino Club in Station Road, Wigan on Sunday, September 23, 1973 at 2pm with its first ever Soul night with 20-year-old D.J. Russ Winstanley (b. Russell Winstanley, Tuesday, October 21, 1952, Beech Hill, Wigan, Lancashire, England).

Information courtesy John H Warburg May 2024

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