Site Name: Garrick Theatre
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location
Address: 70 Leman Street, Goodman’s Fields, Whitechapel. 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).
Sherson, Erroll. London’s Lost Theatres of the Nineteenth Century. New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1925.
Theatres in Victorian London Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/theaters/pva234.html)
Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1868). London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.
“GARRICK THEATRE, Leman-street, Goodman's Fields, was built in 1830, and named from its proximity to the scene of Garrick's early fame. The theatre was burnt down November 4, 1846, when it belonged to Messrs. Conquest and Gomersall, the latter remembered for his impersonation of Napoleon Bonaparte.The theatre has been rebuilt” (784).
Also gives the theatre’s capacity (in 1866) as 1100 (789)