The Story of Music Halls
Music halls were well-known in the country, during the 19th Century. Sings, comedy and other entertaining acts would be put on, inside the saloon bars in public houses, as an early starting point. Due to their growth in popularity, the concept of music hall entertainment and documenting British culture, through it, easily replaced the previously well-liked public house venues.
People would smoke tobacco in these spaces, eat good food and wait for the entertainment to begin. In the capital, music halls began to appear as a symbol of conflict, in the early part of the next decade, as industrial growth flourished. As the First World War came knocking on your doors, the entertainment carried on back home, but whilst aligning itself with charitable efforts, in favour of backing Great Britain in the war.