Great National Standard Theatre, Shoreditch: Playbills and Posters

Scope and Content

Thirteen playbills and posters advertising various performances and acts appearing at the Great National Standard Theatre, Shoreditch, including performances by Sims Reeves, Mrs Marriott, James Anderson and others (1837 - 1862).

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Standard Theatre, located in Shoreditch High Street, was originally built in 1837 with a horse shoe auditorium seating 3,400 but was destroyed by fire in 1866; rebuilt and reopened December 1867 with a seating capacity of 3000; rebuilt for a third time by Bertie Crewe with a capacity of 2,463; by November 1926 it was in use as a cinema called The New Olympia Picturedrome; building demolished in 1940.


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Acquisition Information

Collected by C.W.F.Goss as part of the Institute's London Collection.

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Stefan Dickers.

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