Grecian Saloon

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Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Unknown site
Location: Portsmouth
County: Hampshire
Location Type: Town - multiple sites at uncertain locations


  • Address: Mary-le-Bone Street, Landport (Modern street equivalent unknown)

  • 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 Grecian Saloon

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Percy Vocal Entertainment 1

    Events at Grecian Saloon

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Variety 3 October 1843 - 3 October 1843 Portsmouth, Hampshire Percy

    Bibliographic Sources

    • New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Website. 09/14/2008 (

      "In this year [1854] there were no dramatic or lyrical theatres remaining on Portsea Island. The old High Street Theatre, located where the Grammar School now stands, closed in 1854; it was never an imposing building and had been deteriorating for years. The Grecian Saloon in Mary- le –Bon Street, opened in 1843, had become bankrupt in 1850. There were a number of music halls, many of dubious character! Thus there was an urgent need to provide good professional theatre for the local people!"