An iconic theatre that became a bingo hall in Slough is now set to become a live music venue again.

The historic Adelphi Theatre in Bath Road dates back to 1930 as a theatre, cinema and music venue, featuring performances from pop legends such as The Beatles, Roy Orbison and Jimi Hendrix.

The Adelphi has operated as a bingo hall since 1973, until Buzz Bingo closed it down last April.

A post on Buzz Bingo’s Facebook page said: “We’re so sad to say goodbye but so grateful for all your support and the memories you’ve helped us to make over the years.”

Now, the new owner of The Adelphi wants to bring its performing pedigree back by renaming it the ‘Crystal Grand’ and launching a bid to host live music inside.

A businessman has applied to hold live music at The Adelphi from 9am to 11pm each day of the week, with recorded music going until 1am each night.

He has also applied to sell alcohol at the theatre until 00.30am each night, and serve late night refreshment that covers food and soft drinks until that time as well.

Permission for these activities has been submitted in a licensing application to Slough Borough Council.

You can comment on the application by emailing

Any representations must be made in writing by Tuesday, July 2.

The Adelphi was bought by the council for £4.6 million in 2018, but was sold off in January last year to ease the council’s debt pressures.