Site Name: Unknown site
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).
New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Website. 09/14/2008 (http://www.newtheatreroyal.com/newseason/pages/history/)
"In this year  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!"