Alternate Names: later became the Gospel Hall (1865)
Capacity: The Theatres Trust site suggests that the original performance space held 603 spectators
Performance Space Description: The Theatre Royal, Derby was a Proscenium Theatre, with a raked stage of approximately 20 feet in width (1821 measurements). For some descriptive information about the building itself, Click Here.
The Theatre Royal Derby opened in 1773, after being converted from a malthouse.
According to the Theatres Trust Site, the Theatre closed in 1864 after struggling due to competition from other nearby entertainment venues. It was then remodeled and opened as a Gospel House in 1865.
The building was eventually transformed into a magistrates court, but is currently not in use.
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.