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We would like to thank those who took many of the pictures used in this website to publicise the marvellous interior of the Royalty. We do not have their identities so we cannot name them but we will remove any of those images if they contact us and request us to do so. If we are to save this building their images will have played an important part.
Public Consultation Now Open.

The Consultation on the Harborne Royalty is now open. Please visit our consultation pages to find out about the consultation events and to take part in our survey about future use of the Royalty. This is your chance to have your say about a listed building on your High Street.


Despite being listed as 'At Risk' the Birmingham City Council planners seem oblivious to the way in which this building is being looked after. Stained glass windows are unprotected and smashed whilst windows have been left open all weathers. Where is the extra protection and CCTV that was going to be installed as a result of the planning permission for the carwash?
The Harborne Royalty Trust Board

The Trust has a new Board member, Trevor Norris. Trevor with his wide range of business contacts will enable HRT to look at additional funding schemes and opportunities as we take the project forward. Click here to find out more about our team working to save Harbornes Royalty Cinema.
Welcome to the Harborne Royalty Trust website.

This listed Art Deco building has for many years been forgotten. Yet it has so much history, architectural value and opportunity to serve the people of Harborne and much wider afield.

We are people who either live here or with local connections who actually care about this building rather than just demolish it for profit then walk away.

So is this another piece of Birmingham's history the City and Harborne is going to turn its back on, or are we going to realise its potential? We have a chance to not only add to the High Street offering but also to provide Harborne with a local venue of distinction. Are we going to squander a rare opportunity few other High Streets have so outsiders can make a quick profit and consign a piece of local history to the demolition contractors or are we going to do something about it?

We have a team of volunteers working hard to save the Royalty and bring jobs and investment for the benefit of Harborne and the wider community. We have already made an offer to the owner who now chooses to ignore us rather than engage and find a solution acceptable to all parties.

Despite that we continue to expand our board members and a team of experts to progress this project. We also look to the people of Harborne, our local Councillors and most importantly, the funders to rise to this challenge.

You will shortly have your chance to have your say and send a clear message to the owner, local politicians and planners that our High Street and our history and future assets should be respected.

We have had many volunteers and supporters who have come forward and for whom we are very grateful. They are starting to provide some of the fascinating information on the Royalty you can read elsewhere.

Rob Sutton.

Do you want to be able to say... 'I helped support support Harbornes future by saving part of Harbornes History'. If so join us or make your feelings known. Our local contacts page gives you contact details for Councillors and Officials who represent us.

There are many more fascinating websites providing information on cinema and theatre as well as those working hard to preserve them. Go to our links page to find out more.

Meet the Harborne Royalty Trust board members volunteers, who are working hard to bring this project to fruition.
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