Audience Composition: The Theatre Royal was noted for attracting much of Aberdeen’s elite until the 1830s, when it declined in popularity.
Typical Fare: According to the Aberdeen City Council, the main attraction at the theatre after 1818 was the production of Rob Roy. A commemorative plaque in Aberdeen suggests that Charles Macready and Charles Kean performed at the venue as well.
The Theatre Royal was Aberdeen’s first permanent theatre building, built in 1795 by Stephen Kemble. Construction cost 3000 pounds (raised by subscription)
Shortly after the opening of a (much larger) venue called His Majesty’s Theatre and Opera House, the theatre grounds were sold to the Church of Scotland. The building was demolished in 1877.
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.