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Chinese Theatre

Newbridge Memorial Hall
High Street
Wales, NP11 4FH

Interiors for the Chinese Circus were shot at the Newbridge Memorial Hall theatre in Newbridge, Wales. Locally known as The Memo, the hall is Grade II listed. Boasting a cinema and ballroom, it was originally built in 1924 to function as a memorial for the local servicemen who died during the First World War, and since became a focal gathering point for the entire community, but since the failure of the coal mining industry in the area had begun a slow decline into disrepair.

Since the filming of Sherlock in the Hall in early 2010, funding for a restoration of the Newbridge Memo has gathered pace thanks to the Welsh Assembly and numerous other charitable organisations. The aim is to restore the building to its former grandeur.

Episodes Chinese Theatre has appeared in

The Blind Banker (Episode 2, Series 1)

Newbridge lies to the north west of Newport, accessible by road along the A467.

It is directly accessible by train, and the station opens out onto the main High Street, with the Newbridge Memo on the opposite side of the road to the south.


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