Music Hall, Abbey-Street

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Venue Type & Location

Music Hall

Site Name: Music Hall, Abbey-Street
Location: Dublin
County: Dublin
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: Abbey Road, Dublin; potentially opposite the old Theatre Royal, Abbey Street.
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  • Performance Space Description: As yet, little information about this venue has been found.

  • Typical Fare: In addition to standard music hall fare, this venue also seems to have been the site for several political meetings. (The Irish Confederation convened here, for instance). For a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references), follow the links at right.

    Please see the 'Bibliographic Sources' link at right for a complete listing of materials (both primary and secondary) from which the above information was compiled.

    Beth Marquis

  • Troupes at Music Hall, Abbey-Street

    Events at Music Hall, Abbey-Street

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Minstrel Show 26 October 1846 - 31 October 1846 Dublin, Dublin Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
    Vocal Entertainment 9 June 1851 - 14 June 1851 Dublin, Dublin Russell, Henry
    Vocal Entertainment 15 December 1851 - 20 December 1851 Dublin, Dublin Havanna Troup Operatic of Real Negroes

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Arts & Humanities Research Council, Concert Programmes Database. 03/13/2008 (

      (search "Music Hall, Abbey Street")

    • Lost Theatres in Ireland Website. 09/14/2008 (

      "183? - Small Music Hall in Abbey Street (opposite Theatre Royal, Abbey Street ??)."
    • Lost Theatres, Concert & Music Halls in Ireland Site. 03/13/2008 (
    • Stephen, Leslie (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. Vol XV. Elibron Classics Series. London: Adamant Media Corporation, 2005.

      (Entry on John Blake Dillon, p83.)