Gaiety Theatre (Dublin, Ireland)

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The Gaiety Theatre is located on South King Street in Dublin, Ireland, off Grafton Street and close to St. Stephen's Green. It specialises in operatic and musical productions, with occasional dramatic shows. Designed by architect C.J. Phipps and built in under 7 months, the Gaiety was opened on 27 November 1871 with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland as guest of honour and a double bill of the comedy She Stoops to Conquer and the burlesque La Belle Sauvage. The Gaiety was extended by renowned theatre architect Frank Matcham in 1883, and, despite several improvements to public spaces and stage changes, it retains its Victorian charm and remains Dublin's longest-established, continuously producing theatre.

From the description of Gaiety Theatre scrapbook, 1913-1937. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 276937597

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referencedIn Le Fanu, Thomas Philip, 1858-1945. Thomas Philip Le Fanu papers, 1868-1942. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Gaiety Theatre (Dublin, Ireland). Gaiety Theatre scrapbook, 1913-1937. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Theatre Arts Monthly, collection of photographs of set designs, ca. 1924-1949. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
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associatedWith Le Fanu, Thomas Philip, 1858-1945. person
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Active 1913

Active 1937



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