The Olympic Theatre

Static Information
London Stage Code Diane Howard Code Address in London
0409 549 6-10 Wych Street and Newcastle Street, Strand
Theatre Names
Year Names
1805-1853 Olympic Pavilion
1853-1890 Olympic Theatre
1890-1893 New Olympic Theatre
1893-1904 Olympic Music Hall

Cost of Building/Remodeling
Year Cost
1806 800
Capacity at The Olympic
Year Capacity
1826 1300
1869 889
1890 2150

Management at the Olympic
Years Manager
1806-1813 Phillip Astley
1813-1820 Robert William Elliston
1820-1821 George Reeves and Captain Barlow
1821-1822 Daniel Egerton
1822-1826 Frampton, Vining and Cockerton
1826-1831 John Scott
1831-1839 Eliza Vestris and Maria Foote
1838-1839 Planche
1840-1841 Samuel Butler
1841-1844 George Wild
1844-1845 T.D. Davenport
1845 Kate Howard
1846-1847 George Bolton
1847-1849 Davidson
1849-1850 Walter Watts
1850 George Bolton
1850-1853 William Farren
1853-1857 Alfred Wigan
1857-1864 Frederick Robinson, W.S. Emden
1864-1868 Horace Wigan
1868-1869 Benjamin Webster
1869-1872 W.H. Liston
1872-1873 Ada Cavendish
1873-1879 Henry Neville
1879-1880 Fanny Josephs
1880-1883 Various Managers
1883-1886 Anna Conover
1885 Edgar Bruce
1886 Grace Hawthorne
1886 Edward Terry
1887-1888 Agnes Hewitt
1888 Yorke Stephens
1889 John Coleman
1890-1891 Wilson Barrett
1891 Murray Carson
1892 Signor Largo
1892-1896 Various attempts to restart the theatre failed
1896 Grace Hawthorne
1897 Ben Greet
1879-1905 Dark

The proceding data was found in the following sources: Mander and Mitchenson's Lost Theatres 253; Howard's Theatres and Music Halls #549


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