Garrick's Head

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Venue Type & Location

Tavern

Site Name: Garrick's Head
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Bow Street, Covent Garden (facing Covent Garden Theatre). 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

  • Events at Garrick's Head

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Minstrel Show 18 July 1843 - 21 July 1843 London, London (city-county) American Palmer, the Kentucky Banjo Player
    Minstrel Show 24 July 1843 - 29 July 1843 London, London (city-county) American Palmer, the Kentucky Banjo Player
    Minstrel Show 22 November 1847 - 27 November 1847 London, London (city-county) Fair British Minstrels
    Minstrel Show 29 November 1847 - 4 December 1847 London, London (city-county) Fair British Minstrels
    Variety 28 July 1851 - 28 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1851)
    Variety 4 August 1851 - 9 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1851)
    Variety 1 September 1851 - 6 September 1851 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1851)
    Variety 8 September 1851 - 13 September 1851 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1851), Judge and Jury Society

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Bell’s Life in London November 21, 1847: 2:1.
    • Era (London) August 3, 1851: 1:3.