Theatre Royal, Belfast

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Venue Type & Location


Site Name: Unknown site
Location: Belfast
County: Antrim
Location Type: Town - multiple sites at uncertain locations


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 Theatre Royal, Belfast

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Aldridge, Ira Dramatic 1
    Brooke, G.V. Dramatic 1

    Events at Theatre Royal, Belfast

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Dramatic 13 April 1846 - 18 April 1846 Belfast, Antrim Aldridge, Ira
    Dramatic 13 January 1851 - 13 January 1851 Belfast, Antrim Brooke, G.V.

    Bibliographic Sources

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

      "1793 - Arthur Street Theatre. Michael Atkins. Closed 1793-4. Closed 1797-1799. 1840s became Theatre Royal.
      Replaced and rebuilt in 1871. Burnt down in 1881. Rebuilt late 1881. (Architect: C. J. Phipps).
      Became Royal Cinema 1916. Closed & demolished in 1961.
      Now site of shops".