Theatre Royal Covent Garden (London) playbill October 13, 1837

$110.00 CAD

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The featured play, The Novice, was not successful and was only presented 3 times.

This Evening FRIDAY, Oct.13, 1837: ..the NEW PLAY in Three Acts of the NOVICE.
Role of The Elector of Bavaria played by Mr. Warde, Baron Solomons (his Prime Minister) by Mr. Bartley.
After which, the last new Farce of the SPITFIRE!
To conclude with the BEGGAR’S OPERA.
BOXES – 5s PITS - 2s. 6d.
LOWER GALL – 1s. 6d. UPPER GALL – 1s.
Private Boxes may also be had of Mr. Sams, (Sole Agent) St. James’s Street
For the rest of the week: tomorrow the Opera THE LORD OF THE MANOR, Monday OTHELLO, MOOR OF VENICE, Tuesday The NOVICE, ARTAXERXES, Wednesday THE BRIDAL, Thursday PROVOKED HUSBAND
A GRAND OPERA is in Preparation.


Playbill printed on thin paper. Slight tears, paper crinkled in multiple spots, bits of paper missing corners.

21.5 X 34 cm.


       Theatre Royal in the 1820s (Wikipedia)

The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Originally called the Theatre Royal, it served primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history. In 1734, the first ballet was presented. A year later, Handel's first season of operas began. Many of his operas and oratorios were specifically written for Covent Garden and had their premieres there.

The current building is the third theatre on the site following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856. The façade, foyer, and auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other element of the present complex dates from an extensive reconstruction in the 1990s. The main auditorium seats 2,256 people, making it the third largest in London, and consists of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery. The proscenium is 12.20 m wide and 14.80 m high. The main auditorium is a Grade I listed building.