Colosseum

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Venue Type & Location

Exhibition Hall

Site Name: Unknown site
Location: Manchester
County: Lancashire
Location Type: Town - multiple sites at uncertain locations

Overview

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 Colosseum

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 19 November 1849 - 24 November 1849 Manchester, Lancashire Negro Olio Troupe (Manchester, 49)
    Dramatic 13 May 1850 - 18 May 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.
    Dramatic 27 May 1850 - 1 June 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.
    Variety 10 June 1850 - 15 June 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Murphy, J., The American Jumbo, Mackney, E.W.
    Concert 24 June 1850 - 24 June 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Unknown Minstrel Troupe (Manchester, 50)
    Variety 1 July 1850 - 6 July 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 8 July 1850 - 13 July 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 15 July 1850 - 20 July 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 22 July 1850 - 27 July 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 29 July 1850 - 3 August 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851)
    Variety 5 August 1850 - 10 August 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Juba (1850-1851), Mackney, E.W.
    Variety 9 September 1850 - 14 September 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.
    Dramatic 28 October 1850 - 2 November 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Noble Negro Troupe (Manchester 50)
    Dramatic 28 October 1850 - 2 November 1850 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.
    Minstrel Show 6 January 1851 - 11 January 1851 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.
    Dramatic 27 January 1851 - 1 February 1851 Manchester, Lancashire Mackney, E.W.

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Era (London) February 2, 1851: 12:1.




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