Newburgh Rooms, Cannon Place

Venue Type & Location

Multi-use

Site Name: Newburgh Rooms, Cannon Place
Location: Brighton
County: Sussex
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Cannon Place, Brighton. For a current map, Click Here.



  • Alternate Names: Newburgh Assembly Rooms.



  • Audience Composition: Although information about the general character of audiences at the Newburgh Rooms has not yet been discovered, it is known that the Duke of Devonshire attended at least one performance there during the period covered by this database (a concert by the Ethiopian Serenaders in 1848).



  • Performance Space Description: As yet, little information about the this venue has been found


  • Typical Fare: In the 1840s and ‘50s, the Newburgh Rooms seem to have been used for all manner of entertainments, including vocal and instrumental concerts, displays of hypnotism & mesmerism, Shakespearean readings, exhibitions, and performances by variety performers (a la Tom Thumb). For a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references), follow the links at right.



  • Performance History

  • The building appears to be extant, but its current use has not been discovered.




    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

  • Events at Newburgh Rooms, Cannon Place

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Minstrel Show 11 August 1846 - 15 August 1846 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
    Minstrel Show 3 December 1846 - 5 December 1846 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1846-48)
    Minstrel Show 10 April 1848 - 15 April 1848 Brighton, Sussex Lantum Serenaders
    Minstrel Show 22 July 1848 - 22 July 1848 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Minstrel Show 24 July 1848 - 24 July 1848 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Minstrel Show 29 July 1848 - 29 July 1848 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Minstrel Show 5 August 1848 - 5 August 1848 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Minstrel Show 23 December 1848 - 23 December 1848 Brighton, Sussex Dumbolton's Serenaders (1848-49)
    Minstrel Show 24 June 1850 - 29 June 1850 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1850)
    Minstrel Show 1 July 1850 - 6 July 1850 Brighton, Sussex Ethiopian Serenaders (1850)
    Exhibition 10 November 1851 - 13 November 1851 Brighton, Sussex Bosjesmans, Allen, S (Bosjesmen Lecturer)
    Vocal Entertainment 21 March 1853 - 24 March 1853 Brighton, Sussex Barker, George

    Bibliographic Sources

    • University of Bristol, Kathleen Barker Collection. KB/5.