Palazzo Schifanoia is a Renaissance palace in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna built for the Este family in 1385. This building is the only example still existing dwelling intended for entertainment and leisure.
Built for Livermore Brothers Court Minstrels, the Palace Theatre opened in 1898 as a music hall, and adjoined the Great Western Hotel. Over the years this Grade II listed building was a Theatre and nightclub and played host to entertainment greats Gracie Fields, Laurel and Hardy, Charlie Chaplin, and Frankie Howerd. Its elaborate terracotta Northern Renaissance frontage it is an imposing sight in Plymouth’s Union Street. Ppeter Blackler; www.maherartworks.com
Falkland Palace in Fife - a favourite place of Mary, Queen of Scots. Surrounded by extensive gardens, this partly restored Renaissance palace is the perfect place to while away an afternoon. The beautiful, tranquil grounds are worth a visit alone. They are home to the oldest Royal tennis court in Britain, built for King James the V. The grounds also include ruins of the 12th century Castle of Falkland, extensive gardens and an ancient Orchard with a wild flower meadow.
The Creole Palace Revue at the Hotel Douglas also known as the Harlem of the West in the 1930s and '40s. The club attracted prominent entertainers of the day such as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, and Count Basie. The Creole Palace featured variety shows, as well as singing, dancing, and comedy.
Versailles Renewed - room 11 - Wall of images: "The renaissance of Versailles" Researchers painstakingly sifted through the archives of the Palace, Pathé and Gaumont newsreels and the National Audiovisual Institute to collect images documenting the 20th century at Versailles. Versailles, Palace of the Republic, hosted the signature of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, state visits by the Kennedys, Elizabeth II and Nikita Khrushchev and, until 1958, the elections of the President of France…
Fontainebleau by Mulvany and Rogers. The Royal Château de Fontainebleau is a large palace where the kings of France took their ease. It is also the site where the French royal court, from 1528 onwards, entertained the body of new ideas that became known as the Renaissance.