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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.
Forthcoming Events.

Public Consultation.

HRT are finalising our Birmingham City Council, Local Innovation Fund financed consultation to evidence your views on what we might provide at a restored Royalty. This will take place at several venues around Harborne.

If you would like us to visit your group to give a talk on the Royalty and the project then please get in touch.
LATEST NEWS 15.11.2017

Some of you already know but doubtless will hear the news that there was a fire at the Royalty this morning. The Fire service were called about 7.30 and I spoke to the officer in charge just before 9. The fire was contained and was in front of the stage area. It hadn't spread and the damage was not too severe. There was still smoke clearing from the building when I was there. Apparently an electrician had arrived early on and found the front door open with individuals inside who were abusive. The fire was reported after that.
The building is clearly not secure enough. Apart from this there is ongoing damage to the listed features and the Council seems content to stand back and watch this happen.
Please feel free to make your feelings known to our Conservation Officers through you local councillors or online at   Click here for local link details.

Thanks to everyone who has contacted me about the fire.

Rob Sutton.
Chair Harborne Royalty Trust
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.

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?

The High Street has been dying, but with the Royalty 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 and again consign a piece of local history to the demolition contractors for the sake of a little imagination?

We have a team of volunteers working to save the Royalty and bring jobs and investment for the benefit of Harborne and the wider community. We have a commercial partner ready to  make a major investment in this project and Harborne.

We are continuing 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.

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.

Just imagine...

  • When you have enjoyed the various community activities which will be on offer.
  • Your enjoyment going to the activities which take place here.
  • Learning about the history of this iconic building and the films that have been shown over its lifetime.
  • Your enjoyment coming along to one of the many potential classes in the community space that will be held here.
  • Your friends you made when you came along to the cafe or restaurant.
  • Looking at that Art Deco interior as you sit drinking your coffee.
  • Being able to walk to a local venue.
  • Being able to say 'I helped save part of Harbornes History'.

and many more memories.
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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