Coal Hole

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Venue Type & Location

Tavern

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

Overview

  • Address: Fountain Court, Strand. For a current map, Click Here. For an historical map showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), 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 Coal Hole

    Events at Coal Hole

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 9 February 1846 - 14 February 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 16 February 1846 - 21 February 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 23 February 1846 - 28 February 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 2 March 1846 - 7 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 9 March 1846 - 14 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 16 March 1846 - 21 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 23 March 1846 - 28 March 1846 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Minstrel Show 8 January 1848 - 13 January 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 30 October 1848 - 4 November 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 6 November 1848 - 11 November 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 13 November 1848 - 18 November 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H., Bedford
    Variety 20 November 1848 - 25 November 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 27 November 1848 - 2 December 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 4 December 1848 - 9 December 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 11 December 1848 - 16 December 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 18 December 1848 - 23 December 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 25 December 1848 - 30 December 1848 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 1 January 1849 - 6 January 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Minstrel Show 8 January 1849 - 13 January 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 15 January 1849 - 20 January 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 22 January 1849 - 27 January 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 29 January 1849 - 3 February 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 5 February 1849 - 10 February 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 12 February 1849 - 17 February 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 19 February 1849 - 24 February 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 26 February 1849 - 3 March 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 12 March 1849 - 17 March 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 19 March 1849 - 24 March 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 26 March 1849 - 31 March 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 2 April 1849 - 7 April 1849 London, London (city-county) Cave, J.H.
    Variety 17 March 1851 - 22 March 1851 London, London (city-county) American Palmer, the Kentucky Banjo Player

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Arthur Lloyd Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/)
    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)

      (Under Food and Drink - Night Houses and Supper Rooms - Song-and-Supper Rooms)

    • Green, Benny (ed.). Bibliography ID 8609. London: Pavilion, 1986.




      Quotes Christopher Pulling's They Were Singing:The “Cave of harmony in [Thackeray’s] The Newcomes was probably a composite picture of Evans’s and the Coal Hole, just as his Back Kitchen in Pendennis has been identified with the Cyder Cellars” (4).


      Also notes that no women were permitted during the years covered by this database, and that there was no admission fee (9).
    • Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: The Library Association, 1970.

      p48.

    • Senelick, Laurence et al. British Music-Hall 1840-1923. Hamden, Connecticut: Archon Books, 1981.

      p71.