Worcester Buzz Bingo (Formerly Gala Bingo) – Forgate Street

This Club Is Closed Or Demolished
  • The exterior of the now closed Worcester Buzz Bingo.
  • Photograph by: Martin Tapsell - interior of the Worcester Buzz Bingo - Forgate Street.

Date of closure: July 2020

Address (for reference only):

Buzz Bingo (Lost Halls)
Foregate Street
Worcester
WR1 1DN

Located in the centre of the town, Worcester Buzz Bingo resides in what used to be the Gaumont Theatre. The Gaumont opened in 1935 with over 1,700 seats, and the exterior of the building is quite unique as it is Georgian style, whereas most cinemas built around the period were either Neoclassical or Art Deco in design. The interior however was Art Deco, and the auditorium was also equipped for live performance, having a rather large 40 foot deep stage, and theatre organ. The theatre was converted into a bingo hall in 1974 by Rank, proceeded by Gala Bingo and then Buzz Bingo up until its closure in 2020.

It was announced that this club would close on the 15th of July 2020, one of 26 Buzz Bingo clubs which were victims of the prolonged lock-down of 2020 to combat the spread of Covid 19. Buzz Bingo CEO Chris Matthews took the decision to close the clubs to protect the other 91 clubs in the chain, as part of a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA), with the aim to shore-up the business going forward. You can read more on the closures here.

2 thoughts on “Worcester Buzz Bingo (Formerly Gala Bingo) – Forgate Street

    1. We can only go on what we’re told by the photographer. Will have to see where it actually is! Any ideas?

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