Live: La Scala Ballroom, Runcorn

8.00pm, Tuesday 11 December 1962 (51 years ago)

The Beatles performed just twice in the Cheshire town of Runcorn, 14 miles south of Liverpool. This was the second visit.

They played both times at the La Scala Ballroom on the High Street. The group had previously performed at the venue on 16 October 1962. This date, unlike the first, was promoted by Brian Epstein‘s company NEMS.

Designed by Leonard Clegg, La Scala was built in 1913 and was initially used as a cinema. From 1957 it was converted to a ballroom, and featured live acts on alternate evenings. It was used as a club until 1987 when it was converted to a bingo hall, but closed in 2006. Demolition of the building began in August 2012.

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