|The town's first theatre was in Wilson Street having been converted from a Salvation Army Barracks. The Royal, as it was grandly named, first opened its doors in 1880. This was demolished in 1911 and replaced by a new purpose built three-storey building consisting of front and back stalls, a dress circle and a gallery. It could seat nine hundred and held twice-nightly shows until it closed in January 1955. In 1959 it reopened as the Las Vegas Continental and later the Costa Constantine night club until being demolished in 1964.