Contributor Barnett Levey
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Gender Male
Date of Birth 1798
Date of Death 1837
Functions Entrepreneur
Notes Barnett Levey (1798-1837), merchant and theatre director, was born in London, and arrived in Sydney in December 1821 in the John Bull to join his brother Solomon, a prosperous emancipist. Barnett Levey was the first free Jewish settler in the colony. From 1826 Levey had interested himself in the cultural activities of Sydney and had sung songs at a number of concerts. He now set about establishing the first permanent theatre in Australia. In 1832 he was permitted to present four 'At Homes' at the Royal Hotel to finance his theatrical plans and on 22 December received the first theatre licence
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  • Fourth Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 23 November 1829
  • Third Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 19 October 1829
  • Second Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 16 September 1829
  • First Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 20 August 1829

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Conrad Knowles - Actor and Singer, Actor

Mr George Sippe - Musical Director, Musician, Orchestral Leader

Master Josephson - Musician, Flautist

  • Fourth Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 23 November 1829
  • Third Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 19 October 1829
  • Second Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 16 September 1829
  • First Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 20 August 1829
  • Sydney Amateur Concert, Schoolroom over the Old Court House, Sydney, NSW, 21 June 1826

Mr Clarke - Singer, Musician

  • Fourth Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 23 November 1829
  • Third Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 19 October 1829
  • Second Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 16 September 1829
  • Sydney Amateur Concert, Schoolroom over the Old Court House, Sydney, NSW, 21 June 1826

Mr Edwards - Musician

  • Fourth Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 23 November 1829
  • Third Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 19 October 1829
  • Second Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 16 September 1829
  • Sydney Amateur Concert, Schoolroom over the Old Court House, Sydney, NSW, 21 June 1826

Thomas Lewis - Conductor

Mr John Meredith - Performer, Actor, Stage Director

Mr Peat - Actor, Actor and Singer

  • The Iron Chest, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 30 January 1837
  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr George Buckingham - Actor

Mrs Chester - Actor and Singer, Actor

  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mrs Downes - Actor, Actor and Singer

  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Grove - Actor, Actor and Singer

  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836
  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Hill - Actor

Mrs Love - Actor

Joseph Simmons - Actor and Singer, Actor

  • The Poor Soldier, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 25 April 1836
  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Eliza Winstanley - Actor

  • The Iron Chest, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 30 January 1837
  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Mr Barnard - Actor

Mr Barns - Actor

Mr L. C. Cook - Actor

Miss Cooney - Singer

  • First Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 20 August 1829

Mr Cooper - Actor

Mrs Coveney - Actor

Mrs Dawes - Actor

Miss E Douglass - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Hollingsworth - Actor

Douglas Jerrold - Playwright

Master Jones - Actor

Mrs Jones - Actor and Singer

Mr Thomas Kavanagh - Musician

Mr Kirby - Actor

Mrs Larra - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Layton - Singer

  • First Concert, Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832), Sydney, NSW, 20 August 1829

Mr Lewis - Conductor

Mr Mackey - Actor

  • Rendezvous, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

W T Moncrieff - Playwright

Mr Raymond - Actor

Mr Richardson - Actor

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Translator

  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Thomas Simes - Actor and Singer

W Simmons - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mrs Simms - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Spencer - Actor

  • Benefit, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 23 April 1836

Mr Sykes - Actor

Mr Taylor - Actor

Mr Vale - Actor

Mr Varley - Actor

August von Kotzebue - Playwright

  • Pizarro, Theatre Royal (1833-1838), Sydney, NSW, 19 January 1835

Mrs Ward - Actor

Mrs Weston - Actor

Barnett Levey [sole entrepreneur]

Band of the 17th Regiment

Barnett Levey's Theatre Royal

Band of the 3rd Regiment

Band of the 57th Regiment

Sydney Amateur Concert Society

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