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Site Name: Adelaide Gallery
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Adelaide Street, West Strand. For a current map, Click Here. For an historical map showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here.


  • Alternate Names: Laurent’s Casino, National Gallery of Practical Science, the Apollonicon. Royal Marionette Theatre (post-1852).


  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:


  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.


  • See the ‘Events at venue’ link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).


    Beth Marquis

  • Events at Adelaide Gallery

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Circus 12 December 1843 - 16 December 1843 London, London (city-county) Night in America Troupe (London-Adelaide, 43)
    Dramatic 27 January 1845 - 1 February 1845 London, London (city-county) Green Bushes Troupe (London-Adelphi, 45)
    Variety 26 December 1846 - 26 December 1846 London, London (city-county) Lantum Serenaders
    Variety 28 December 1846 - 2 January 1847 London, London (city-county) Lantum Serenaders
    Variety 4 January 1847 - 9 January 1847 London, London (city-county) Lantum Serenaders
    Variety 5 April 1847 - 10 April 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 12 April 1847 - 17 April 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 19 April 1847 - 24 April 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 26 April 1847 - 1 May 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Dramatic 9 September 1847 - 9 September 1847 London, London (city-county) Bedford, Paul
    Concert 4 October 1847 - 4 October 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 11 October 1847 - 16 October 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 18 October 1847 - 23 October 1847 London, London (city-county) Glindon, R., Barlow, W.R.
    Variety 25 October 1847 - 30 October 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R., Glindon, R.
    Variety 1 November 1847 - 6 November 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R., Glindon, R.
    Variety 15 November 1847 - 20 November 1847 London, London (city-county) Barlow, W.R.
    Minstrel Show 8 May 1848 - 13 May 1848 London, London (city-county) Female American Serenaders
    Marionette Entertainment 19 April 1852 - 24 April 1852 London, London (city-county) Royal Marionette Theatre (inc. Ebony Marionettes)
    Marionette Entertainment 3 May 1852 - 8 May 1852 London, London (city-county) Royal Marionette Theatre (inc. Ebony Marionettes)
    Marionette Entertainment 31 May 1852 - 5 June 1852 London, London (city-county) Royal Marionette Theatre (inc. Ebony Marionettes)
    Marionette Entertainment 7 June 1852 - 12 June 1852 London, London (city-county) Royal Marionette Theatre (inc. Ebony Marionettes)
    Marionette Entertainment 14 June 1852 - 19 June 1852 London, London (city-county) Royal Marionette Theatre (inc. Ebony Marionettes)

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Bell’s Life in London October 3, 1847: 2:5.
    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)




      (Under Entertainment & Recreation - Museums, Public Buildings & Galleries - Adelaide Gallery)
    • Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: The Library Association, 1970.

      p1.

    • London as it is To-day. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.




      “…At the end, towards St Martin's Church, is the Adelaide Gallery, now used as a Music Hall, for which it is admirably adapted, and in which that magnificent instrument, the Apollonicon, may be heard daily” (379).
    • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1868). London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.




      “MARIONETTE THEATRE, Adelaide-street, Strand, was originally the Adelaide Gallery, and was altered for the clever performances of Marionettes, or puppets, in 1852” (785).
    • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1855). London: David Bogue, 1855.

      p718.


      The information provided within this source is much the same as that given within the 1868 edition of the book.