Haymarket Theatre (London, England)

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The Theatre Royal Haymarket or Haymarket Theatre or the Little Theatre is a West End theatre in The Haymarket in the City of Westminster, London, England, which dates back to 1720, making it the third-oldest London playhouse still in use. All the buildings on the east of the Haymarket from the theatre southward were rebuilt circa 1820 in connection with John Nash's schemes for the improvement of the neighbourhood. A lease dated 10 June 1821, was granted to David Edward Morris. The theatre was opened on 4 July 1821, with The Rivals. Benjamin Nottingham Webster became the theatre's manager from 1837 to 1853. He and his successor, John Baldwin Buckstone, established the theatre as a great comedy house, and the theatre hosted most of the great actors of the period.

From the description of Haymarket Theatre financial accounts, receipts, and letters, 1816-1855. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 699490193

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referencedIn Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917. The Haymarket Theatre from its origin to the management of Sir H. Beerbohm Tree. 1709-1888 Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Playbills, 1832-1858. University of Florida
creatorOf Covent Garden Theatre. Theater program collection, 1809-1830. California State University, Northridge
referencedIn Broadside Playbills, 18th-20th century Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsRare Book Division
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779. The remonstrance ... to his brother manager S. Foote Esqr. of the Haymarket [manuscript], 1770 April 25. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Wright, C. B., d. 1892,. Autograph letter signed from C.B. Wright, London, to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1867 March 19. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Coyne, J. Stirling (Joseph Stirling), 1803-1868. The vicar of Wakefield [microform]. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Rent charge of £13, 13 shillings signed by William Morland, Francis Const and Thomas Holloway, trustees of Theatre Royal, to William Hopkins of Soho, ironmonger [manuscript], 1795 September 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Madge Kendal correspondence, 1897-1909. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823. Autograph manuscript of Kemble's parts in 34 plays in the hand of John Philip Kemble [manuscript], 1783-1805. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Copies from London playbills 1741-1814 [manuscript], ca. 1835. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Diary of the business transacted under George Colman at the Haymarket Theatre, v.2 [manuscript], 1804-1810. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Colman, George, 1762-1836. Letter by George Colman to Robert William Elliston, 1802. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Rees, Thomas James, 18th/19th cent. Autograph letter signed from Thomas James Rees, London, to James Winston [manuscript], 1819 November 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821. Papers of Mrs. Inchbald [manuscript], 1784-1821, 1909. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Winston, James, 1773-1843. List of plays performed in London in the hand of James Winston, 1728-42 [manuscript], 18th or 19th century . Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Theater and opera scrapbooks, 1902-1918. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Stead Collection, 1672-1932 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan printed ephemera, 1826-2006. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Liston, John, 1776-1846,. Autograph letter signed from John Liston to George Coleman [manuscript], 1817 January 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Winston, James, 1773-1843. Theatrical autograph album of James Winston [manuscript], 1804-1842. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Winston, James, 1773-1843,. Notebook of Haymarket Theatre, compiled by the acting manager, James Winston [manuscript], 1815-1817. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Flaxman, John, 1755-1826,. Autograph letters signed from John Flaxman to William Hayley [manuscript], 1784-1801. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Papers, 1912-1970 (inclusive), 1912-1954 (bulk). Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917,. Autograph letter signed from Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Chiswick, to an unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1905 November 12. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Boston Museum (1847-1903). Broadside playbills collection, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Stuart, Charles. Gretna Green a musical entertainment in two acts Theatre Royal Haymarket 1786, 1786. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Martin, Frederick, fl. 1877,. Autograph letter signed from Frederick Martin to Blanchard [manuscript], 1877 March 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Leveridge, Richard, 1670 or 71-1758. Music in Macbeth, 1840 June 23. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Cast book of Haymarket Theatre [manuscript], 1821-1896. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Henderson, John, 1747-1785,. Autograph letters signed from John Henderson, Bath, to George Colman and David Garrick [manuscript], 1774-1777. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Boswell's Life of Johnson : including Boswell's Journal of a tour to the Hebrides and Johnson's Diary of a journey into North Wales, edited by George Birkbeck Hill, extra-illustrated, 1464-1897 (inclusive), 1724-1874 (bulk). Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
creatorOf Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882,. Autograph letter signed from Benjamin Webster, Theatre Royal Haymarket, to Richard Bentley [manuscript], 1841 December 21. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Drawings for the London Stage Collection, 1886-1924, 1886-1897 Yale Center for British Art
referencedIn Mantell, Thomas, Sir, 1751-1831,. Theatrical records of Drury Lane, Covent Garden, and Haymarket theatres [manuscript], 1764-1786. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Additional drawings, 1792-1821. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Haymarket Theatre financial accounts, receipts, and letters, 1816-1855. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726,. Autograph letters signed and unsigned from Sir John Vanbrugh to Jacob Tonson I [manuscript], 1703-1720. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Records of Haymarket Theatre [manuscript], 1805-1829, 1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841. Papers, 1780? Florida State University
referencedIn Goodwin, Thomas, 1799-1886. The Thomas Goodwin collection, 1818-1884. Oberlin College Library
referencedIn W. S. (William Schwenck) Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan additional printed ephemera, 1815-2008. Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Letters from George Colman to various recipients [manuscript], 1796-1830, 1861. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Garrick, David, 1717-1779,. Autograph letter signed (draft) from David Garrick, [Mistly], Essex, to Hannah More [manuscript], 1778 July 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Part for the role of Falstaff in King Henry IV, part 2 [manuscript], [1792?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Elton, E. W. (Edward William), 1794-1843,. Autograph letters signed from E.W. Elton, London, to various people [manuscript], [1837?]-1839. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Ticket : for the benefit of Mr. Fawcett, 1799 Sept. 2. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882,. Autograph letter signed from Benjamin Webster, Paris, to W.C. Macready, London [manuscript], 1840 February 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Play lists of Drury Lane, Covent Garden and the Haymarket theatres, London [manuscript], 1768-1770. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Skinner, Cornelia Otis, 1901-1979. Promptbooks for productions of Shakespeare's As You Like It, ca 1794-1970. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Part of Edmund Kean for the role of Dubbs in The review, or, The wags of Windsor [manuscript], 1806. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844. Essays on the stage by Thomas Campbell [manuscript], ca.1840. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868. Papers of Charles John Kean [manuscript], 1838-1884. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Agreement for lighting the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, 1811. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). [Box office tally sheets for eight evenings, July 4, 1805-Sept. 6, 1806] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917,. Letters from Herbert Beerbohm Tree to various recipients [manuscript], 1890-1898. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778. Eliza : third act : manuscript, [ca. 1754] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Dance, George. My late friend [microform] : a farce in two acts. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Collection of nightly accounts [manuscript], 1810-1832. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. Partially printed document signed, dated : [London?], 1803, 1803. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Kemble, John Mitchell, 1807-1857,. Autograph letters signed from John Mitchell Kemble to various people [manuscript], 1832-1841? Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Stead, Hiram,. Stead Collection, 1672-1932. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Carrick, Edward, 1905-. Edward Craig Theatre Collection : ephemeral documents, 1613-ca. 1984 (bulk 1800-1900) Centre canadien d'architecture, | Canadian Centre for Architecture | CCA
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Box office receipt for Rob-Roy, 1829 Aug. 17. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Part of Mr. James Quins for the role of Falstaff in King Henry IV [manuscript], [1792 August?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862,. Autograph letter signed from J.S. Knowles, Torquay, Devon, to Benjamin Webster, Esq., Theatre Royal, Haymarket, London [manuscript], 1842 December 11. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878,. Autograph letter signed from Samuel Phelps, Devonport, to Benjamin Webster, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London [manuscript], 1837 June 24. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Record of Haymarket Theatre [manuscript], 1822 October 2. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Colman, George, 1762-1836,. Letters from George Colman, [London], to [James Winston?] [manuscript], ca. 1816. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Edmead, Elizabeth, fl. 1786-1832,. Autograph letter signed from Elizabeth Edmead, Panton St., Haymarket, to Captain Williams [manuscript], 18th or 19th century Tuesday. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Pepusch, John Christopher, 1667-1752. Music score of Polly : Gay : manuscript, [1777-1782] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Colman, George, 1762-1836. Papers of George Colman [manuscript], 1794-1831. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Playbills for dramatic performances presented at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). The rights of woman [microform] : a farce in one act. Old Dominion University, Old Dominion University Libraries
referencedIn Ruth and Augustus Goetz papers, 1930-1966 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Clarke, J. W., fl. 1815,. Autograph letter signed from J.W. Clarke to James Winston [manuscript], 1815 July 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
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associatedWith Arne, Thomas Augustine, 1710-1778. person
associatedWith Boswell, James, 1740-1795 person
associatedWith Buckstone, John Baldwin, 1802-1879. person
associatedWith Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844. person
associatedWith Carrick, Edward, 1905- person
associatedWith Cattermole, Charles, fl. 1859 person
associatedWith Clarke, J. W., fl. 1815, person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1732-1794 person
associatedWith Colman, George, 1762-1836. person
associatedWith Const, Francis, 1751-1839, person
associatedWith Coyne, J. Stirling (Joseph Stirling), 1803-1868. person
associatedWith Croker, T. F. Dillon 1831-1912, person
associatedWith Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854, person
associatedWith Cumberland, John, 1787-1866, person
associatedWith Daly, Augustin, 1838-1899. person
associatedWith Dance, George. person
associatedWith DeWilde, Samuel, 1747-1832 person
associatedWith Dimond, William, fl. 1800-1830. person
associatedWith Edmead, Elizabeth, fl. 1786-1832, person
associatedWith Elton, E. W. (Edward William), 1794-1843, person
associatedWith Flaxman, John, 1755-1826, person
associatedWith Garrick, David, 1717-1779. person
associatedWith Goetz, Ruth person
associatedWith Goodwin, Thomas, 1799-1886. person
associatedWith Gore, Mrs 1799-1861. person
associatedWith Haxell, Edward Nelson, 19th cent. person
associatedWith Henderson, John, 1747-1785, person
associatedWith Holloway, Thomas, of Chancery Lane, fl. 1795, person
associatedWith Hopkins, William, ironmonger, fl. 1795, person
associatedWith Inchbald, Mrs., 1753-1821. person
associatedWith Irving, Henry, Sir, 1838-1905, person
associatedWith Jameson, Robert Francis. person
associatedWith Kean, Charles John, 1811?-1868. person
associatedWith Kemble, John Mitchell, 1807-1857, person
associatedWith Kemble, John Philip, 1757-1823. person
associatedWith Kenney, James, 1780-1849. person
associatedWith Knowles, James Sheridan, 1784-1862, person
associatedWith Komisarjevsky, Theodore, 1882-1954 person
associatedWith Leveridge, Richard, 1670 or 71-1758. person
associatedWith Liston, John, 1776-1846, person
associatedWith Lucas, John Seymour, 1849-1923 person
associatedWith Lunn, Joseph, 1784-1863. person
associatedWith Macready, William Charles, 1793-1873, person
associatedWith Martin, Frederick, fl. 1877, person
associatedWith Mathews, Charles James, 1803-1878. person
associatedWith Morland, William, fl. 1795, person
associatedWith Morris, David E., d. 1842. person
associatedWith Phelps, Samuel, 1804-1878, person
associatedWith Planché, Eliza, 1796-1846. person
associatedWith Planché, J. R. 1796-1880. person
associatedWith Poole, John, 1786?-1872. person
associatedWith Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections. corporateBody
associatedWith Rees, Thomas James, 18th/19th cent. person
associatedWith Reynolds, Frederick, 1764-1841. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Smart, George Thomas, Sir, 1776-1867. person
associatedWith Stead, Hiram, person
associatedWith Stuart, Charles. person
associatedWith Tree, Herbert Beerbohm, Sir, 1853-1917, person
associatedWith Vanbrugh, John, Sir, 1664-1726, person
associatedWith Walker, C. E. person
associatedWith Webster, Benjamin, 1797-1882, person
associatedWith Winston, James, 1773-1843, person
associatedWith Wright, C. B., d. 1892, person
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England--London
England--London
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Theater--Accounting--19th century--Manuscripts
Theater--History
Playbills
Theater--History--19th century
Copyright--19th century
Theaters--Finance--19th century
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