Paul Kirner’s Music Palace

Paul Kirner’s Music Palace,
South Street, Ynyshir,
Porth, Rhondda CF39 0EG
Contact Ben Snowdon 07974813445

Paul Kirner’s Music Palace is part of Paul Kirner’s Theatre Organ Collection, a registered charity (number 1176604) which is dedicated to preserving theatre organs and their music for generations to come. 

We currently have the Christie organ from the Regal Edmonton which has been painstakingly restored and is now reliable for the first time in decades. The organ is installed on a lift and rises majestically from the pit in the main auditorium of the Music Palace. 

We have on long term loan from the Theatre Organ Club the Wurlitzer Organ from the Picture House in Leicester (a Model F) which was latterly at the residence of Mike Candy so is affectionately known as the “Candy Wurlitzer”. This resides in the bar of the Music Palace and is normally used to welcome guests prior to events. 

The organ from Ben Snowdon’s residence which compromises of the remains of the Dominion Tottenham Court Road Compton plus additions has nearly finished being restored and installed. This instrument has a magnificent illuminated surround is on it’s own lift in the main auditorium of the Music Palace behind the Christie. 

We also have a varied collection of vintage electronic organs including the Theatrone from the Ritz Sheerness and the LaFleur organ from the Capitol Cinema in Cardiff. The charity has recently purchased another venue just a few hundred feet away from the Music Palace and intend to install the 4/20 organ from Compton Lodge which was removed earlier this year when the venue closed. 

Originally from the Regal, Edmonton. 1934
Grand Piano (Wurlitzer – ex-Ritz Chatham)
4 Manauls
15 Ranks

(Model F)

Originally from Picture House
2 Manuals
8 ranks

Dominion Tottenham Court Road (plus additions)
Console from Aylesbury Civic Centre
4 Manuals
31 ranks