Bradford Daily Telegraph Thursday March 19, 1914:

The Bradford Alhambra, Yorkshire’s newest variety theatre, was opened by the hugely popular Mr. Francis Laidler. The splendid building, built on a peninsular plot in Victoria Square, opposite the Town Hall, initially had difficulties with planning, over the exits. But that had been overcome by no less than seven on the ground floor, five from the circle and four from the balcony. It may have also been a surprise for some Bradfordians to learn that Mr. Laidler’s grand new music hall, was not the first Alhambra that the city had known. According to one particular bill from 1874, the old Alhambra stood opposite the Midland Station.