Vauxhall Gardens

Venue Type & Location

Pleasure Gardens

Site Name: Vauxhall Gardens
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location

Overview

  • Address: Lambeth (area currently bounded by Kennington Lane, St. Oswald’s Place, Leopold Walk, Vauxhall Walk & Goding St.) For a current map, Click Here. For historical maps showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here, Here, and Here.



  • Alternate Names: New Spring Gardens (opening-1785), Royal Gardens, Vauxhall.


  • Capacity: The gardens could house massive crowds. By many accounts, audiences frequently numbered in the tens of thousands


  • Audience Composition: The typical Vauxhall audience included a wide range of spectators - male & female, young and old, working class & aristocratic (along with a fair share of prostitutes & ruffians, especially in the late 18th Century).


  • Performance Space Description: Prominent features of the gardens as a whole included illuminated, tree-lined walks, a raised orchestra, supper rooms and a space for dancing. For a range of contemporary descriptions, click here (Dictionary of Victorian London Online). The majority of performances listed in this database, however, took place in the Rotunda theatre, a stucco building designed by George Michael Mose, and erected c. 1742. This circular building was elaborately decorated in the rococo style and stretched approximately 70 feet in diameter. Performances took place in the centre of the circle, underneath the massive chandelier.


  • Typical Fare: Vauxhall usually boasted a wide variety of entertainments. On a given evening, patrons might witness singers, clowns, equestrian acts, balloon ascents and fireworks displays. They might also dine, promenade, or participate in the dancing that usually ended an evening's entertainment. For lists of performers who appeared at the Gardens, see David Coke’s Vauxhall site


  • Performance History

  • The gardens were auctioned off and closed between 1842 & 1844.


  • Between 1845 and 1852, Vauxhall was typically open on Monday-Friday evenings throughout the summer months (usually May-September).


  • The gardens closed permanently on July 25, 1859.




    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

  • History of the Venue

    Troupes whose patron owned this venue

    Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Briggs, T.F. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Everton, J.H. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Irwin, J.H. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Juba, (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Ludlow, M.C. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Pell, Gilbert W. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51
    Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49) Valintine, J.W. (0 - 0) Minstrel 51

    Events at Vauxhall Gardens

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Exhibition 9 September 1844 - 13 September 1844 London, London (city-county) Ioway Indians
    Exhibition 16 September 1844 - 20 September 1844 London, London (city-county) Ioway Indians
    Variety 23 September 1844 - 27 September 1844 London, London (city-county) Ioway Indians
    Variety 30 September 1844 - 4 October 1844 London, London (city-county) American Southern Minstrels
    Exhibition 30 September 1844 - 4 October 1844 London, London (city-county) Ioway Indians
    Variety 7 October 1844 - 7 October 1844 London, London (city-county) von Joel, Herr, American Southern Minstrels
    Variety 25 August 1845 - 25 August 1845 London, London (city-county) South American Minstrels
    Variety 22 June 1846 - 26 June 1846 London, London (city-county) Original Creole Vocalists
    Variety 23 June 1846 - 23 June 1846 London, London (city-county) General Tom Thumb
    Variety 29 June 1846 - 29 June 1846 London, London (city-county) Amateur Party of Ethiopian Minstrels
    Variety 30 June 1846 - 3 July 1846 London, London (city-county) Original Creole Vocalists
    Variety 6 July 1846 - 10 July 1846 London, London (city-county) Original Creole Vocalists
    Variety 14 July 1846 - 17 July 1846 London, London (city-county) Original Creole Vocalists
    Variety 3 August 1846 - 7 August 1846 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Harmonists (1846-47)
    Variety 5 August 1846 - 5 August 1846 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Harmonists (1846-47)
    Variety 11 August 1846 - 14 August 1846 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Harmonists (1846-47)
    Variety 7 September 1846 - 11 September 1846 London, London (city-county) Tourniaire, Francois, Sharp, J.W.
    Variety 10 September 1846 - 10 September 1846 London, London (city-county) Sharp, J.W.
    Variety 15 September 1846 - 18 September 1846 London, London (city-county) Sharp, J.W.
    Variety 28 June 1847 - 29 June 1847 London, London (city-county) Bosjesmans
    Variety 5 July 1847 - 6 July 1847 London, London (city-county) Sharp, J.W.
    Variety 26 July 1847 - 30 July 1847 London, London (city-county) Collins, J.H.
    Variety 2 August 1847 - 6 August 1847 London, London (city-county) Collins, J.H.
    Variety 16 August 1847 - 20 August 1847 London, London (city-county) Sharp, J.W.
    Variety 12 June 1848 - 17 June 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 19 June 1848 - 24 June 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 26 June 1848 - 1 July 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 3 July 1848 - 8 July 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 10 July 1848 - 15 July 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 17 July 1848 - 21 July 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 24 July 1848 - 29 July 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 31 July 1848 - 5 August 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 7 August 1848 - 12 August 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 14 August 1848 - 19 August 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 21 August 1848 - 26 August 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 28 August 1848 - 2 September 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 4 September 1848 - 9 September 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 11 September 1848 - 16 September 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 18 September 1848 - 23 September 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 25 September 1848 - 30 September 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 2 October 1848 - 2 October 1848 London, London (city-county) Ethiopian Serenaders (1848-49)
    Variety 12 May 1851 - 17 May 1851 London, London (city-county) Franklin, Hiram W., Arthur Nelson
    Variety 19 May 1851 - 24 May 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 26 May 1851 - 31 May 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 2 June 1851 - 7 June 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 9 June 1851 - 14 June 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 16 June 1851 - 21 June 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 23 June 1851 - 28 June 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 30 June 1851 - 5 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 4 July 1851 - 4 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Stone
    Variety 7 July 1851 - 12 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 14 July 1851 - 19 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 21 July 1851 - 26 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 29 July 1851 - 30 July 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 29 July 1851 - 1 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 11 August 1851 - 16 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 18 August 1851 - 19 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 25 August 1851 - 30 August 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 8 September 1851 - 13 September 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 15 September 1851 - 19 September 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 22 September 1851 - 26 September 1851 London, London (city-county) Arthur Nelson
    Variety 20 September 1852 - 21 September 1852 London, London (city-county) Sable Harmonists
    Variety 27 September 1852 - 27 September 1852 London, London (city-county) Sable Harmonists

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle June 18, 1848: 2: 1.
      Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment

        "in the Rotunda Theatre"
      • other (Patron of the establishment"):

        "The illustrious patron of this establishment, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights'."
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle July 9, 1848: 3.
      Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 6, 1848: 3.
      Info in Record:
      • other (venue finances)
      • other (venue moniker)
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle September 24, 1848: 2: 1.
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle October 1, 1848: 2.
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee
      • venue history
      • venue season
    • Bell’s Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 20, 1848: 2:1.
      Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle October 1, 1848: 1: 1 (1st relevant ad).
      Info in Record:
      • proprietor/lessee:

        “Mr. Wardell” [note: not called proprietor in this ad specifically]
    • Bell's LIfe in London and Sporting Chronicle October 1, 1848: 1: 1 (2nd relevant ad).
      Info in Record:
      • venue staff
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle August 18, 1848: 2: 1.
      Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle July 2, 1848: 3: 3.
      Info in Record:
      • other (venue moniker)
    • Bell's Weekly Newspaper (London) September 3, 1848: 5: 6.
      Info in Record:
      • other (venue season)
    • Black’s New Guide to London and its Environs. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1863.
    • Cheshire, David F. Music Hall in Britain. Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1974.

      pp11-12.

    • Clarke, Henry Green. London in All Its Glory. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.

      p65.

    • David Coke’s Vauxhall Website. 02/21/2008 (http://www.vauxhallgardens.com/)
    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)

      (Under Entertainment - Gardens & Spas - Vauxhall Gardens)

    • Era (London) September 3, 1848: 11: 2.
      Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
      • venue season
    • Era (London) October 1, 1848: 1: 3.
    • proprietor/lessee:

      (“Mr. Wardell”)
    • Venue Season:

      (“positively the last night that the usual Vauxhall entertainment can take p[lace]”)
  • Examiner (London) September 23, 1848: 618.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Globe and Traveller (London) September 26, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee:

      (“Mr Wardell” [not called proprietor in this ad specifically])
    • other (venue calendar/season):

      (“The season is now drawing to a close, but continues as attractive as at any period of its continuance”)
  • Globe and Traveller (London) July 15, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Globe and Traveller (London) June 30, 1846: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Globe and Traveller (London) June 2, 1846: ?.
  • Globe and Traveller (London) August 4, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue moniker
    • other (list of “distinguished leaders of fashion" who “attended 'the Royal Property' during the present week”)
  • Globe and Traveller (London) August 26, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue history
  • Globe and Traveller (London) June 13, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee
    • other (venue moniker)
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 16.7.48): 137 (2nd block, 2nd column.
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 12.8.48): 134 (top half of page).
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 12.8.48): 134 (top half of page).
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping : page not numbered .
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping : unnumbered.
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping : 72.
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 27.8.48): 132 (1st article on LS).
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee (description, but not named)
    • venue description/décor/performance environment (minimal)
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated Sept. 1, 48): 132 (1st article on RS).
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee (discussed, not named)
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated Sept. 48): 132 (2nd article on RS).
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 6.9.48): 132 (3rd block on LS; "Times" written in).
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee (mention, not named)
    • surrounding performances at venue
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue staff
    • venue history
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping, (dated 28.9.48): 132 (1st article in 5th block on LS).
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • other (venue season)
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 28.9.48): 132 (2nd article in 5th block on LS).
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee:

      ("Mr. Wardell")
    • other (venue season):

      ("Last night of the season")
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 28.9.48): 132 (3rd article in 5th block on LS).
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 14.6.48): 135 (last article in final R column).
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue history
  • Harvard Theatre Collection, Vauxhall Microfilm v.7, Unidentified Clipping (dated 8.7.48): 137 (6th block, 1st column).
  • Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls 1850-1950. London: The Library Association, 1970.

    pp.248-9.

  • Illustrated London News June 24, 1848: 404: 2.
    Info in Record:
    • venue staff
  • Illustrated London News August 12, 1848: 90: 3.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue history
  • John Bull (London) June 17, 1848: 1: 2.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • other (Patron of the establishment"):
  • Ladies' Newspaper (London) June 17, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • as in June 17, 1848 listing in Weekly Chronicle (London), plus:
    • Proprietor:

      Mr. Wardell
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      "Let us urge upon Mr. Wardell the great value of a gradually rising platform for the spectators in the rotunda"
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (Sept, 1844)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (1845)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (May 31 - July 15, 1845)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (1848)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Clippings Albums Unidentified Clipping (1848)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (August 2, 1847)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (July 5, 1847)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (July 5, 1847)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (August 25, 1851)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (June 2, 1851)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (June 2, 1851)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (May 1, 1851)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (June 28, 1852)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (1844)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (October 7, 1844)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (October 7, 1844)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (June 30, 1846)
  • Lambeth Public Archives, Vauxhall Gardens Collection 1822-54 Book, Playbill (June 30, 1846)
  • Lloyd's Weekly London Newspaper August 13, 1848: 10: 2.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Lloyd’s Weekly London Newspaper August 27, 1848: 8: 3.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • London as it is To-day. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.

    pp256-257.

  • Manners and Customs of the Englyshe New Series, No. 9: "Vauxhall".
    Info in Record:
    • imagery
  • Morning Advertiser (London) June 20, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Morning Advertiser (London) July 3, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      ("the Italian Walk will be opened for the first time this season")
  • Morning Advertiser (London) July 10, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      (Ethiopian Serenaders performing "in the Rotunda Theatre")
  • Morning Advertiser (London) August 22, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Morning Advertiser (London) August 29, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue history
    • venue moniker
  • Morning Chronicle (London) June 19, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment

      ("in the Rotunda Theatre")
    • other (Patron of the establishment"):

      ("The illustrious patron of this establishment, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights'.")
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 11, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 10, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      Ethiopian Serenaders performing "in the Rotunda Theatre"
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 17, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue staff
  • Morning Chronicle (London) August 1, 1848: 4.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      ("The gardens can now be reached by railway (from the Waterloo road) in six minutes, the Vauxhall station being opposite the grand entrance. Trains every half hour: fares [?]d. and 4d.")
  • Morning Chronicle (London) October 1, 1848: 5.
    Info in Record:
    • All info as in October 1 listing in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London) – p2
    • proprietor/lessee
    • venue history
    • venue season
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 25, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:
    • venue staff
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 20, 1848: 4: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue staff
  • Morning Chronicle (London) October 1, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee:

      “Mr. Wardell” [note: not called proprietor in this ad specifically]
  • Morning Chronicle (London) October 3, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue staff:

      “Mr. J. Nathan, costumier to the Gardens, Castle-street, Leicester-square”
  • Morning Chronicle (London) July 8, 1846: 1.
  • News of the World (London) September 3, 1848: 5.
    Info in Record:
    • surrounding performances at venue
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
    • venue history
  • Observer (London) August 21, 1848: 5.
    Info in Record:
    • venue moniker

      "the Royal Gardens"
    • other (list of visitors):

      “the following distinguished company visited the Royal Gardens (…): -Marquis and Marchioness of Douro, Lord Arthur Hay, Lady Susan Ramsay, Viscount Clifden, Earl of Charleville, Lord and Lady Milford, the Hon. Captain De Crespigny, Sir John Rennie, and Lord Ward and party, &c.”
  • Observer (London) July 23, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      ("The gardens can now be reached by railway (from the Waterloo road) in six minutes, the Vauxhall station being opposite the grand entrance. Trains every half hour: fares [?]d. and 4d.")
  • Observer (London) October 1, 1848: 2.
    Info in Record:
    • Note: All info as in October 1 listing in Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle (London)
    • proprietor/lessee
    • venue history
    • venue season
  • Observer (London) August 20, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Observer (London) August 13, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Observer (London) October 1, 1848: 1: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • proprietor/lessee:

      “Mr. Wardell” [note: not called proprietor in this ad specifically]
  • Observer (London) July 31, 1848: 6: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • other (list of “distinguished visitors” who “attended the royal gardens during the past week”)
  • Observer (London) June 18, 1848: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment

      ("in the Rotunda Theatre")
    • other (Patron of the establishment"):

      ("The illustrious patron of this establishment, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights'.")
  • Puppet Show no. 54; March 17, 1849: box titled "Close of the Public Gardens".
    A general piece pertaining to entertainments at “The Public Gardens”:
      Performance Type Indicated:
      • Variety, though article doesn’t pertain specifically to a given event
      Troupe Name as Given:
      • “The Ethiopians”
      Troupe Size Given:
      • not listed
      Performers Listed:
      • "Juba"
      • “Pell”
      Days & Times Given:
      • none – doesn’t pertain to a specific event
      Other Acts on Bill Listed:
      • “Simpson”
      • “Herr Redl, at the head of his band”
      • “the M.C”
      Other Info in Record:
      • venue description/décor/performance environment
      • venue staff
      • other (venue season)
  • Roberts, Sir Howard and Godfrey, Walter H. (eds.). Survey of London Vol. 23. Reproduced at British History Online. 02/21/2008 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=367)

    (See 39. Vauxhall Gardens and Kennington Lane).

  • Standard (London) June 13, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Theatres in Victorian London Website. 05/22/2008 (http://www.victorianweb.org/mt/theaters/pva234.html)
  • Theatrical Journal (London) December 13, 1849: 393:2.
  • Theatrical Journal (London) June 21, 1849: 191:2-192:1.
  • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1868). London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.

    pp811-815.

  • Times (London) July 3, 1848: 4: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      ("the Italian Walk will be opened for the first time this season")
  • Times (London) July 11, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      (Ethiopian Serenaders performing "in the Rotunda Theatre")
  • Times (London) July 17, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • All info as in July 17 listing in Morning Chronicle (London)
  • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • venue staff
  • Times (London) July 24, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment:

      ("The gardens can now be reached by railway (from the Waterloo road) in six minutes, the Vauxhall station being opposite the grand entrance. Trains every half hour: fares [?]d. and 4d.")
  • Times (London) June 19, 1848: 4: 1.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment

      "in the Rotunda Theatre"
    • other (Patron of the establishment"):

      "The illustrious patron of this establishment, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights'."
  • Vauxhall and Kennington Website. 02/21/2008 (http://www.vauxhallandkennington.org.uk/sgdetail.shtml)
  • Weekly Chronicle (London) June 17, 1848: 7.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment
  • Weekly Chronicle (London) June 24, 1848: 7.
  • Weekly Dispatch (London) June 18, 1848: ?.
    Info in Record:
    • venue description/décor/performance environment

      ("in the Rotunda Theatre")
    • other (Patron of the establishment"):

      ("The illustrious patron of this establishment, 'The Hero of a Hundred Fights'.")
  • Weekly Dispatch (London) July 2, 1848: ?.