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Newark’s Palace Theatre celebrates 100 years on its Facebook page as coronavirus postpones gala

The doors of Newark’s Palace Theatre opened 100 years ago this week to much fanfare ­— and although the centenary celebrations will not be as planned, the milestone will still be marked.

Newark and Sherwood District Council, which owns the theatre, had planned a gala celebration for this weekend, featuring performances on stage from local stars and performance groups.

The Palace Theatre in 1923. (37474687)
The Palace Theatre in 1923. (37474687)

With the outbreak of coronavirus, this has been postponed for a year. Instead, the theatre is taking its party online.

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