City Tavern

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Venue Type & Location

Tavern

Site Name: City Tavern
Location: Dublin
County: Dublin
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Capel Street. For a current map, Click Here.


  • Alternate Names: Byrne’s City Tavern & Music Saloon.


  • 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 City Tavern

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 9 June 1851 - 14 June 1851 Dublin, Dublin Murphy, J., The American Jumbo
    Variety 8 September 1851 - 13 September 1851 Dublin, Dublin Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 15 September 1851 - 21 September 1851 Dublin, Dublin Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 22 September 1851 - 27 September 1851 Dublin, Dublin Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 22 September 1851 - 27 September 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J.
    Minstrel Show 13 October 1851 - 18 October 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J.
    Variety 20 October 1851 - 25 October 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J.
    Variety 3 November 1851 - 8 November 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J.
    Variety 17 November 1851 - 17 November 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J., Follenius, Matthews
    Variety 1 December 1851 - 6 December 1851 Dublin, Dublin Sullivan, J., Matthews
    Variety 23 February 1852 - 28 February 1852 Dublin, Dublin Bryan, Green
    Variety 8 March 1852 - 13 March 1852 Dublin, Dublin Bryan, Green

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Era (London) September 14, 1851: 11: 4.
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee:

        (“Mr. John Byrne”)
    • Era (London) November 23, 1851: 12:2.




      Suggests that the venue is "capable of accommodating 1,500 persons”
    • Lost Theatres in Ireland Website. 09/14/2008 (http://www.arts-info.co.uk/PAGES2/lt_IRELAND.htm)




      "1856 - Mammoth Concert Hall, Capel Street. Conversion of City Tavern. 1871 listed as St.Patrick's Music Hall.
      Listed as City Music Hall in 1873.
      Closed and converted to a Grocers/Wine Merchants some time between 1875 & 1877".