- Playbills 1854-1863
Records of Prince's Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Scotland
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
The Prince's Theatre Royal, Glasgow used to be situated on West Nile Street, opposite. The theatre was in use only sporadically between 1850 and 1867 and was normally open only in the Summer. The theatre presented a mixture of drama and opera, opening with an operatic version of Giselle. When the Theatre Royal, Dunlop Street was damaged by fire in 1863, it became the premier theatre in the city. By 1882 the building was in a state of disrepair and it was sold to Joseph Hengler who remodelled it and opened it as a circus.
The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.
Conditions Governing Access
Purchased from Motley Books Limited, catalogue 1/88, 28 October 1988, with support from Local Museums Purchase Fund.
Other Finding Aids
Item level descriptions are available via the department's online manuscripts catalogue available at the University of Glasgow Library, Department of Special Collections http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/manuscripts/, searching by the call number STA Xf.
Alternative Form Available
No known copies
Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements
The playbills are housed in 2 oversize cases and are fragile
Fonds level description compiled by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 27 September 2004.
Conditions Governing Use
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Location of Originals
This material is original
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