Assembly Rooms

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Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Assembly Rooms
Location: Nottingham
County: Nottinghamshire
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: Low Pavement. For a current map, Click Here.

  • 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

  • Troupes at Assembly Rooms

    Events at Assembly Rooms

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Exhibition 2 December 1844 - 7 December 1844 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Ioway Indians
    Exhibition 2 October 1850 - 2 October 1850 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire No Troupe
    Exhibition 3 December 1850 - 7 December 1850 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Kaffir Zoolu, Amaponda Woman
    Exhibition 3 February 1851 - 8 February 1851 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire No Troupe

    Bibliographic Sources

    • A Stranger's Guide Through Nottingham (2nd ed.) p51. Transcribed in University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection (KB/1)..

      Proceeding “down the Low Pavement, we come to the ASSEMBLY ROOMS, A majestic building in the Corinthian order of architecture, which is not only used for the above purpose, but several private societies hold their meetings within the walls […] Ascending the stairs we enter the large room, which is seventy feet long by thirty broad, with an orchestra capable of containing thirty musicians. […] the room is frequently let for public exhibitions” (108, transcribed in Barker)”