Wild’s New Theatre

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Venue Type & Location

Theatre

Site Name: Wild's New Theatre
Location: Huddersfield
County: Yorkshire: West Riding
Location Type: Town - in town at uncertain location

Overview

  • Alternate Names: The Riding School, Ramsden-street?


  • Performance Space Description: 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 Wild’s New Theatre

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Aldridge, Ira Dramatic 1
    Juba (1850-1851) Minstrel 3

    Events at Wild’s New Theatre

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Dramatic 15 April 1850 - 20 April 1850 Huddersfield, Yorkshire: West Riding Aldridge, Ira
    Dramatic 11 November 1850 - 16 November 1850 Huddersfield, Yorkshire: West Riding Juba (1850-1851)
    Dramatic 18 November 1850 - 23 November 1850 Huddersfield, Yorkshire: West Riding Juba (1850-1851)
    Dramatic 25 November 1850 - 30 November 1850 Huddersfield, Yorkshire: West Riding Juba (1850-1851)

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser November 16, 1850: 4: 6.
      Info in Record:
      • surrounding performances at venue
    • Huddersfield Chronicle and West Yorkshire Advertiser November 30, 1850: 5: 1.
      Info in Record:
      • surrounding performances at venue
    • Huddersfield One Website. 09/27/2008 (http://www.huddersfield1.co.uk/huddersfield/huddstrivia1.htm)




      "From 1848 to 1862 the Riding School opposite St Paul's church was known as the Theatre Royal. It had a number of name changes over the years being the Hippodrome, Tudor and Essoldo. In 1862 the premises were sold to the West Yorkshire Rifles as a drill hall
      It is now a public house.