Venue Theatre Royal
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Address 236 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Australia
First Date 16 July 1855
Last Date 17 November 1933
Notes Rebuilt and reopened 1872 to seat 4000 after fire. Redesigned 1904. Demolished 1933 to make way for a department store.
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Latitude | Longitude -37.81305 | 144.96661
Events

J. C. Williamson Limited

Williamson, Garner and Musgrove

Bland Holt

Royal Star Company

J. C. Williamson's New Company of Comedians

Julius Knight / Irene Browne Company

Oscar Asche / Lily Brayton Company

J. C. Williamson's New English Musical Comedy Company

Lewis Waller / Madge Titheradge Company

Melbourne Repertory Theatre Company

Buckley and Nunn Ltd

Harwood, Stewart, Hennings and Coppin

New Comic Opera Company

40th Regiment

Bland Holt's Popular Dramatic Organisation

Charles Holloway's Dramatic Company

Charles Warner's Dramatic Company

Coppin, Hennings and Greville

Corps de Ballet

Frederick Harrison's Haymarket Theatre, London, Company

J. C. Williamson Modes

J. C. Williamson's New English Comedy Company

Leopold Family

London Comedy Company

Royal Burlesque Company

Abbey Theatre Company

Alfred Dampier Company

Australian Theatrical Management Company

B J Simmons & Co Ltd

Brothers Seagrist

Brothers Wieland

David Jones Ltd.

Farmer's Ltd.

Franks and Marion

G. V. Brooke and Company

Garrick Club Melbourne

George Coppin Company

George Coppin [sole entrepreneur]

London Star Comique Combination

Lyster Opera Company

Lyster's Grand Opera Company

Manchester Unity Oddfellows Society

Melbourne Carnival Attractions

Melbourne Histrionic Society

Melbourne Hunt

Messrs Allison, Rignold and Hiscocks

Messrs Morris Angel and Co

Nelson Family

Royal Ballerinas

Royal Comic Opera Company

Rupert Clarke, John Wren, Meynell & Gunn

Taylor-Carrington Company

The Actors' Association of Australia

The Fallow Twins

The Paulasto Brothers

Three Misses Worrell

Walhalla Brothers

William Anderson Company

Williamson, Garner and Co.

John Hennings - Entrepreneur, Scenic Artist, Lessee, Actor-manager

Henry Richard Harwood - Actor, Actor-manager, Lessee, Director, Stage Manager

George Coppin - Entrepreneur, Actor-manager, Actor, Lessee, Director, Producer

Bland Holt - Entrepreneur, Actor-manager, Actor, Stage Director, Producer

William Mower Akhurst - Adaptor, Playwright, Writer

Docy Stewart - Actor

Mr Scott - Mechanist

Maggie Stewart - Actor

John Dunn - Actor

Leslie Board - Set Designer, Scenic Artist

John Brunton - Scenic Artist, Actor

Mrs Bland Holt - Actor

William Shakespeare - Playwright, Writer

Albert Norman - Actor

Richard Stewart - Producer, Actor, Actor-manager, Lessee, Director, Stage Manager

Charles Brown - Actor

Mrs Jagar - Costume Maker

Julius Knight - Actor, Producer, Actor-manager

Frances Ross - Actor

Mr R Stewart - Actor, Actor-manager

C Vincent - Lessee, Stage Manager

Mrs Wooldridge - Actor

Mr Gladstone - Actor

J C Lambert - Lessee, Actor

George Leopold - Actor, Musical Arranger

Alfred Clint - Scenic Artist

J. R. Greville - Entrepreneur, Stage Director, Stage Manager, Producer, Actor, Director

Miss Mortimer - Actor

C Warde - Actor

Margie Chester - Actor

Frederick Coppin - Musical Arranger, Composer, Musical Advisor, Musical Director, Music Adaptor, Mechanist

Emily Nathan - Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Designer

Muriel Starr - Actor

Charles Young - Actor, Assistant Director

Richard Younge - Director, Actor-manager, Actor

Oscar Asche - Actor, Playwright, Producer, Adaptor

Alice Bray - Actor

Madge Elliott - Actor

Harrie Ireland - Actor

Mr Liddle - Scenic Artist

Cyril Ritchard - Actor, Producer, Choreographer

Madame Strebinger - Dancer, Actor

Arthur Styan - Actor

James Cassius Williamson - Actor-manager, Producer, Adaptor, Actor, Lessee

Lily Brayton - Actor

Mr Charles - Properties Master

Henry Holmes - Scenic Artist

Miss Lester - Actor

B Levy - Musical Arranger

Miss McFarlane - Actor

Maggie Moore - Actor

William Andrews - Actor

Dion Boucicault Snr. - Playwright

Blanche Bray - Actor

Marion Dunn - Actor

Frauline Fannie - Actor, Dancer

Field Fisher - Actor

Alfred Frith - Actor

George Gordon - Scenic Artist, Playwright

Miss Maughan - Actor

Major Milne - Mechanist

Fred Niblo - Actor, Producer

Harry Sefton - Actor

Mr Siede - Composer, Musical Arranger

Miss Sinclair - Actor

Barry Sullivan - Actor-manager, Lessee, Actor

Leslie Victor - Actor

Mr Baker - Actor

W E Baker - Actor

Walter E. Baker - Actor

Gustavus Brooke - Lessee

Josephine Cohan - Actor

Alfred Dampier - Director, Actor, Stage Director, Playwright, Adaptor

John de Lacey - Actor

Miss Dick - Actor

Jack Hooker - Actor, Dancer

G R Ireland - Actor

W. Little - Set Designer

Charles Millward - Actor

Fanny Morgan - Actor

Mrs Phillips - Actor, Adaptor

Mdlle Therese - Actor, Dancer

Mr Webster - Actor

Miss Allen - Actor

Kate Bishop - Actor

Harry B. Burcher - Producer

Herr Cushla - Unknown, Mask Maker, Properties Master, Properties Master / Mistress

Rosalie Duvalli - Actor, Choreographer

Mr Freyberger - Scenic Artist

Robert Greig - Actor

Hale Hamilton - Actor

Robert Helpmann - Dancer

B N Jones - Actor, Producer, Stage Director

Cecil Kellaway - Actor

Emilia Pasta Moore - Choreographer

William Pitt - Scenic Artist

George Herbert Rogers - Actor

H. D. Smith - Lighting Designer

George Upward - Set Designer, Set and/or Property Maker, Scenic Artist

Garnet Walch - Playwright, Scriptwriter, Adaptor

Robert Percy Whitworth - Playwright

Harry Wotton - Actor

Janet Achurch - Actor

Gus Bluett - Actor

Cecil Bradley - Actor

Irene Browne - Actor

George M. Cohan - Playwright

George Darrell - Playwright, Administrator, Actor, Adaptor

Millie Engler - Actor

Minnie Everett - Choreographer

H Flexmore - Actor

Anna Forde - Actor

Clifford Grey - Lyricist

Harry Grist - Scenic Artist

Augustus Harris - Writer, Playwright, Librettist

George A. Highland - Producer

Beatrice Holloway - Actor

Eloise Juno - Actor

Percy Kehoe - Musical Director, Actor, Orchestral Leader

Maggie Knight - Actor

Gracie Lavers - Actor

Mr Little - Scenic Artist

Gustav Massartic - Choreographer

Frank Milne - Lighting Designer

James Milne - Actor

E. W. Morrison - Actor, Director

James Peake - Scenic Artist

Henry Pettitt - Writer, Playwright

Lincoln Plumer - Actor

Cecil Raleigh - Writer, Playwright

John Renno - Mechanist, Properties Master, Actor

George Bernard Shaw - Playwright

Myrtle Tannehill - Actor

Mr Taylor - Actor

Emma Temple - Actor

Sutton Vane - Writer, Playwright

Giuseppe Verdi - Composer

Elizabeth Watson - Actor

Charles A. Wenman - Producer, Director

Mary Worth - Actor

Fanny Younge - Actor

Harry Burton - Musical Director, Conductor

Harold Carr - Actor

W R Coleman - Set Designer, Scenic Artist

E C Corlesse - Actor

Mr Douglas - Scenic Artist, Actor

Heloise Duvalli - Actor, Choreographer

Tilly Earl - Actor

George Fawcett - Playwright, Actor, Actor-manager

Beryl Ferguson - Actor, Dancer

Thomas E Foster - Stage Manager

Mr Gordon - Actor, Scenic Artist

Mary Goulden - Actor

Arthur Greenaway - Actor

William A Hassan - Properties Master, Actor

Miss Herbert - Actor

Charles Holloway - Actor, Entrepreneur, Actor-manager

Minnie Hooper - Choreographer

William Hoskins - Lessee, Actor, Actor-manager

Walter Howe - Actor

Miss Ireland - Actor

Mr Kemp - Actor

Henry Leopold - Choreographer, Actor, Director

Tom Leopold - Actor, Assistant Director

Charles Leslie - Actor

Edwin Lester - Actor

Martin Lewis - Actor

Tom Lewis - Actor

William Little - Set Designer

Henry Matsumoto - Actor

Roi Cooper Megrue - Playwright

Julia Milne - Actor

J Montgomery - Actor

Harry Norman - Stage Manager, Actor

J Plumpton Wilson - Actor

Will Quintrell - Musical Director, Conductor

Brightie Smith - Actor

Victor Tatnall - Stage Manager, Actor

Mr Trotter - Properties Master

J J Welsh - Actor

George Willoughby - Actor

Mr Wilson - Dancer, Actor, Scenic Artist

Fanny Young - Actor

Lowden Adams - Actor

Mons Alias - Costume Co-ordinator

Floie Allan - Actor

Mr Allison - Actor, Properties Master

Flora Anstead - Actor

Wilson Barrett - Playwright

Miss Bennison - Actor

Donald Bowles - Actor, Producer

Edwin Brett - Actor

James Brogden - Properties Master

Herbert Browne - Actor

Edouin Bryer - Actor

Alfred Bucklaw - Actor

James Burns - Properties Master

E. Pirie Bush - Actor

Fred Cambourne - Actor

Signor Carandini - Dancer, Actor

Victor Champion - Musical Arranger, Musical Director

Charles Charrington - Actor

George Randolph Chester - Author

Harry Corson Clarke - Actor

Marcus Clarke - Playwright, Adaptor

Fred Coape - Actor

J Cosgrove - Actor

Dulcie Davenport - Actor

Geo. Dixon - Set Designer

Kate Douglass - Actor

Maurice Dudley - Actor

Marian Dunn - Actor

Marie Eaton - Actor

Frank Edwards - Adaptor

Mr Edwards - Actor

Harry Evans - Lighting Designer

Wilmott Eyre - Actor

Herbert Flemming - Actor

Elinor Forde - Actor

Martin Forde - Actor

Leo Franklyn - Actor

Charles Fry - Actor, Scenic Artist

W. Gardiner - Properties Master, Properties Master / Mistress

William Schwenck Gilbert - Librettist

Arthur Glynn - Actor

Clay Greene - Playwright

William Greene - Actor

C Hall - Actor

Henry Hamilton - Playwright, Writer

Frank Harcourt - Actor

Alfred Harford - Actor

Owen Harris - Actor

Lewis Henderson - Conductor

A Hickey - Actor

F.R.C. Hopkins - Adaptor, Playwright

Harry Jackson - Actor

Joseph Jefferson - Playwright

Henry Arthur Jones - Playwright

Aggie Kelton - Actor

Edward Knoblock - Playwright, Adaptor

Frank Leighton - Actor

Harry Leston - Actor

Mr Lewis - Actor

John Little - Scenic Artist

W S Lyster - Lessee, Actor, Director

James H Manning - Producer, Actor

Julia Matthews - Actor

Gregan McMahon - Director, Actor

Gladys Moncrieff - Actor, Performer

Carry Nelson - Actor

Miss Nelson - Actor

Miss Newman - Actor

H. C. Nightingale - Stage Manager

Mr Norman - Actor

Miss O'Donnell - Actor

Cecil Pawley - Actor

Miss Pomeroy - Actor

A Pringle - Actor

Charles Reade - Adaptor, Playwright

Mary Reddall - Choreographer

Walter Rice - Musical Arranger, Music Adaptor

George Rignold - Actor-manager

Mrs Robins - Costume Co-ordinator

Mr Rogers - Actor

Felice Romani - Librettist

E B Russell - Actor

Edward Sass - Actor

Mons Schmidt - Actor, Choreographer

Mr Schmidt - Actor

W. H. Scott - Mechanist

Mr Sefton - Actor

Sam Smith - Author

Sydney Smith - Actor

Walter B. Spong - Scenic Artist, Actor

James Stevenson - Actor

Nancye Stewart - Actor

Nellie Stewart - Actor

John Strachan - Scriptwriter

Herr Strebinger - Actor, Musical Arranger, Conductor

Arthur Seymour Sullivan - Composer

Miss Targett - Actor

Winnie Tate - Actor

Bayard Veiller - Playwright

E. Vinson - Properties Master

Virgie Vivienne - Actor

Margaret Vyner - Actor

H. H. Wallace - Actor

Maud Williamson - Actor

Alice Wooldridge - Actor

Mr Wyatt - Actor, Scenic Artist

Fred Young - Stage Manager

Mrs Younge - Actor

Dan Agar - Performer, Actor

William Anderson - Entrepreneur

Mrs Avins - Actor

Nat D. Ayer - Composer

Mr Bates - Actor

Madame Beamer - Costume Designer

Arnold Bennett - Playwright

C Bennett - Actor

Mrs Bennett - Costume Maker

Antoinette Berg - Dancer, Actor

H Biers - Actor

Alexandre Bisson - Playwright

Frederick Blackman - Producer

Edith Blande - Actor

Guy Bolton - Writer

Mr Bond - Actor

Jennie Brenan - Choreographer

Edward Bridger - Mechanist

George Broadhurst - Playwright

E Bromley - Wardrobe Master / Mistress

Charles Brookfield - Writer

Joe Brown - Adaptor

J Bruce - Administrator, Actor

Marie Bruce - Actor

Jenny Bryce - Actor

Lillie Bryer - Actor

Mrs. Bryer - Actor

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Author

Thelma Burness - Actor

Eric Bush - Actor, Performer

William Calvert - Actor

Desmond Carter - Writer, Librettist

Ivan Caryll - Composer

Alfred Cellier - Musical Arranger, Composer

Joe Chambers - Actor

Mrs Chapman - Actor

Mrs Chester - Actor

Noel Clapp - Actor

Julia Cleveland - Actor

W F Clitherow - Actor

A Collins - Actor

Walter Cooper - Playwright, Actor

Miss L Coppin - Actor

Kate Corcoran - Actor

Arthur Cornell - Actor

John Cosgrove - Actor

Robert Courtneidge - Writer, Playwright

Leslie Crane - Actor

Miss Crawford - Actor

Lilian Crisp - Actor

Dorothy Cumming - Actor

Lily Dampier - Actor

Rose Dampier - Actor

Harry Daniels - Actor

Alice Deorwyn - Actor

Mr C Dherang - Actor

H Diederichsen - Musical Arranger, Composer

Gaetano Donizetti - Composer

Eleanor Douglas - Actor

Kate Douglas - Actor

Joe Downey - Actor

Alexandre Dumas pere - Author, Playwright

Jean Duncan - Actor

Jack Dunne - Actor

Tilly Earle - Actor, Costume Maker

Lina Edwin - Actor and Singer, Actor

Sidney Everett - Actor, Assistant Stage Manager

J. Fearless - Actor

Edmund Finn - Adaptor, Scriptwriter

Herbert Ford - Actor

Miss Ford - Actor

Gladys Fox - Actor

Stuart Fraser - Actor

Harold Garr - Actor

Carry George - Actor

Florence Gleeson - Actor

Charles Glenney - Actor

Augustus Glover - Actor

Harriet Gordon - Actor-manager, Actor

John Gourlay - Producer

Stanley Grant - Circus Style Performer, Actor

Lois Green - Dancer

Miss Green - Actor

Mr Gribber[t] - Actor

Thomas Grigg - Conductor

George Grossmith - Lyricist, Writer, Adaptor

Sydney Grundy - Adaptor, Playwright

Walter Hackett - Playwright

John L. Hall - Actor, Playwright

Cosmo Hamilton - Writer

Mrs Hancock - Actor

Romola Hansen - Actor

Lawrence Hardinge - Actor

Alphonse Harford - Actor

John Harper - Actor

W. H. Harrison - Musical Arranger

Frank Harvey - Actor-manager

Ida Heath - Actor

Harry Hermann - Playwright

Georgiana Hodson - Actor

Miss Holmes - Actor

Basil Hood - Writer

Richard Henghist Horne - Playwright

Mr Howell - Actor

Austen Hurgon - Writer

Mr Inman - Scenic Artist

R E Inman - Actor

George Ireland - Actor

Ethel Irving - Actor

Mr Jackson - Actor

Elved Jay - Actor

Maurice F Kemp - Actor

Mr Keogh - Actor

Jerome Kern - Composer

Adela Kerr - Actor

Mr Kitts - Actor

Charles Klein - Playwright

Barrett Lennard - Actor

Albert Leopold - Actor

Blanche Lewis - Actor

T H Lewis - Actor

Andrew MacCunn - Musical Director

Ronald Macleod - Actor

Alfred Maltby - Producer, Adaptor

Eily Malyon - Actor

Miss Mansfield - Actor

Emma Marsh - Actor

Theo. Matthews - Producer

Eric Maxon - Actor

Max Maxwell - Actor

Mr McGowan - Actor

Miss Melville - Actor

Paul Meritt - Playwright

Gaston Mervale - Actor

Charles Mettam - Actor

Giacomo Meyerbeer - Composer

Lionel Monckton - Composer

Mrs Moore - Actor

John Munro - Actor

Mabel Munro - Actor

Frederick Neebe - Actor

Mr Needham - Actor

J E Neild - Playwright, Actor

Emma Neville - Actor

Ena Nobbs - Actor

Grace Noble - Actor

F. S. Norris - Lighting Designer

Reita Nugent - Dancer

Thomas Nunn - Actor

Francis Ogilvie - Dancer

Nellie Payne - Actor

A Phillips - Actor

Mr R Phillips - Actor

Francesco Maria Piave - Librettist

Joseph Pickersgill - Actor, Playwright

Stella Piper - Actor

Harry Pitt - Mechanist

Jennie Pollock - Actor

Charles Poole - Actor, Stage Manager

Mrs Charles Poole - Actor

John Raphael - Adaptor

Robert Reece - Scriptwriter, Librettist

Wybert Reeve - Playwright

A jnr Reiff - Musical Arranger, Conductor

Harry Rickards - Actor, Comic Singer

Mary Rigby - Actor

R. J. Roberts - Actor

Reg Robins - Mechanist, Actor

Gioacchino Rossini - Composer

E W Royce - Director, Playwright, Scriptwriter, Producer, Actor

Kate Ryder - Actor

Addie Scott - Actor

Jenny Scott - Actor

Augustin Eugene Scribe - Librettist

Edward Searle - Playwright, Adaptor

Mr Searle - Actor

Arthur Shirley - Writer

Will Simpson - Producer

Miss Smith - Actor

Mr Smith - Actor

Winchell Smith - Playwright

Vera Spaull - Actor

H Stanley - Actor

B C Stephenson - Writer, Librettist

Miss Stewart - Actor

Arthur Stigant - Performer, Actor

Sidney Stirling - Actor

John Stuart - Assistant Stage Manager

Leslie Stuart - Composer

Howard Talbot - Composer

J E Harold Terry - Playwright

Jack Testro - Actor

A M Thompson - Playwright, Writer

George S Titheradge - Actor

Kiera Tuson - Actor

Edward Vaughan - Scenic Artist

Madame Vieuxulles - Actor

Mr Vincent - Actor

John Wallace - Director, Producer

George Walton - Actor, Producer

Kate Warde - Actor

Charles Warner - Actor-manager

Henrietta Watson - Actor

Mr Watson - Actor

Wentworth Watson - Actor

J B Westmacott - Actor

Charles Wheeler - Actor

J Wieland - Actor

T Wieland - Actor

Leonard Willey - Actor

William Gorman Wills - Playwright

William John Wilson - Scenic Artist

Emily Wiseman - Actor

Laura Wiseman - Actor

P.G. Wodehouse - Lyricist, Writer

Lechmere Worrall - Playwright

Annie Wright - Costume Co-ordinator

Mrs Charles Young - Actor

Frederick Younge - Actor

Ramona - Dancer

Miss Acheson - Actor

George Allen - Adaptor

Edmund Allison - Properties Master

Mark Ambient - Playwright

H J Amery - Actor

Arthur Anderson - Librettist

Beryl Anderson - Actor

Mardie Andrews - Actor

F C Appleton - Actor

Mr Appleton - Actor

Mrs Appleton - Actor

William Archer - Translator

John Armstrong - Actor

Mr Arrogoni - Scenic Artist

George Arthurs - Writer

Lionel Atwill - Actor

Daniel Auber - Composer

Madge Aubrey - Actor

W B Bagster - Actor

Bert Bailey - Actor, Playwright

Dorothea Baird - Actor

Michael William Balfe - Composer

Leedham Bantock - Librettist

George Barnum - Producer

Roger Barry - Actor

J. J. Bartlett - Actor

Mr Batsen - Actor

Caroline Bayley - Actor

Mrs Beath - Costume Co-ordinator

Fred Beaumont - Properties Master

Mr Beaumont - Actor

Vincenzo Bellini - Composer

Diana Belmont - Actor

Little Benham - Actor

Mr H Bennam - Actor

John Bennett - Actor

Mr Bennett - Actor

Miss Benson - Actor

Mr Benson - Actor

Harry Berg - Actor

Madamoiselle Berg - Actor

Rudolph Bernauer - Librettist

Rudolf Besier - Playwright

Madame Bima - Costume Co-ordinator

Mr Birch - Actor

Mr Bird - Actor

Hippolyte Bis - Librettist

Anna Bishop - Actor

Henry Bishop - Composer

Charles Blackall - Actor

Robin Blair - Actor

Miss Blanche - Actor

George Blunt - Actor

Arrigo Boito - Librettist

Signor Borzoni - Choreographer

Reginald Bourke - Actor

Jenny Brice - Actor

Eugene Brieux - Playwright

Miss Bromley - Actor

C Brown - Actor

Chas Brown - Actor

George Brown - Actor

Miss Brown - Actor

Mr Brown - Actor

H A Bruce - Actor

George Bryant - Actor

Willie Bryer - Actor

Robert Buchanan - Playwright

Brian Buchel - Actor

Grosvenor Bunster - Playwright

Charles Burford - Actor

Marie Burke - Actor

David Burn - Playwright

Mr Burn - Actor

J. H. Burton - Properties Master

Lizzie Bushel - Actor

W Jackson Byles - Musical Director

Henry James Byron - Playwright

Hall Caine - Writer

Salvadore Cammarano - Librettist

George Campbell - Scenic Artist

V Canty - Actor

Mr Caple - Actor

Mr Carden - Actor

W G Carey - Actor

Miss Carolan - Actor

Leon Caron - Music Adaptor

Ella Carrington - Actor

Jack Carroll - Properties Master

Norman Carter - Actor

Richard Carton - Playwright

Miss Caulson - Actor

C Cavanagh - Front of House

Charles Haddon Chambers - Playwright

Emma Chambers - Actor

Miss Chambers - Actor

Mr Chapman - Actor

Mr Charles - Mechanist

Mrs Chichester - Actor

Lyle Christian - Actor

Percy Claridge - Actor

Rupert Clarke - Lessee

Madame Clifford - Choreographer

Mr Clifford - Actor

James Coates - Actor

Michael Cole - Actor

W Coleman - Set Designer

G W Collier - Actor and Singer

William Collier - Playwright

Mr Collingwood - Actor

Annie Collins - Actor

Elizabeth Collins - Actor

J Collins - Actor

Miss Collins - Actor

Mr Collins - Actor

Teresa Collins - Actor

Mr Compton - Actor

Arthur Conan Doyle - Playwright

Norreys Connell - Adaptor

George Conquest - Playwright

John Cook - Adaptor

David Cope - Musical Arranger

Mr Corlesse - Actor

Mr Cosgrove - Actor

Mr Coulon - Actor

Edward Coventry - Actor

Noel Coward - Playwright

Adele Crane - Actor

Frank Craven - Playwright

H T Craven - Actor, Playwright

Miss Craven - Actor

Mrs Craven - Actor

Mabel Creswell - Actor

Mr Creswick - Actor

Mrs Crosby - Actor

George Cross - Actor

Fanny Cushla - Actor

Flora Cushla - Actor

L Cushla - Actor

J. B. Cussen - Actor

George Dance - Librettist

Reginald Dane - Actor

Helton Daniell - Actor

L Daniels - Actor

S Daniels - Actor

Charles Darrell - Playwright

Pamela Dartrey - Actor

Charles de Groot - Mechanist

Etienne de Jouy - Librettist

William de Mille - Playwright

Buddy De Sylva - Book and Lyrics

Sharon de Vries - Actor

Charles deGrosse - Properties Master

Mr Dennis - Properties Master

Maurice Desavallieres - Playwright

Maurice Diamond - Choreographer

Maggie Dickinson - Choreographer

Flo Dillon - Actor

Evelyn Dolby - Actor

Alexis Dolinoff - Dancer

Lady Emilia Don - Actor

Lucy Don - Actor

Sir William Don - Actor

Miss Donaldson - Actor

Mr Doubledee - Actor

H Douglas - Actor

Henry N Douglas - Scenic Artist

Milly Downey - Actor

Rosey Downey - Actor

T F Doyle - Scriptwriter

Edmund Duggan - Playwright

Eugenie Duggan - Actor

Laurence Dunbar - Actor

Mr Duncan - Actor

Mr Dunn - Mechanist

Herr Durglass - Actor

Mrs Earl - Costume Maker

Mrs Earl - Conductor

Mr Edgar - Actor

Fred Edmunds - Properties Master

John Edouin - Dancer

Julia Edouin - Actor

H Edwards - Actor

Henry Edwards - Actor-manager

J Edwards - Scenic Artist

John Edwards - Actor

Vivian Edwards - Actor

Julia Edwin - Actor

E Egerton - Actor

Nelly Egerton - Actor

Gladys Ellam - Choreographer

J Elvins - Actor

Frank Emery - Producer, Playwright

J. J. Ennis - Actor

Lucy Escott - Actor

Mr Evans - Actor

Mrs Evans - Actor

Rose Evans - Adaptor, Actor

Sydney Everett - Actor

Edmund Falconer - Librettist

Kathleen Fallow - Performer

Maud Fane - Actor

Kathleen Fanning - Actor

Mr Farquharson - Actor

Frederick Fenn - Playwright

John Fernside - Performer

Georges Feydeau - Playwright

Mr Figgins - Mechanist

John Finnamore - Playwright

Edward Fitzball - Librettist

Mr Fitzgerald - Actor

Miss Fitzhern - Actor

Mr Flemming - Actor

Miss Fletcher - Actor

Friedrich Flotow - Composer

Lorna Forbes - Actor

Anna Ford - Actor

Harriet Ford - Playwright

John Ford - Actor

K Ford - Actor

Mr Ford - Costume Maker

J F Forde - Actor

John Forde - Actor

Kate Forde - Actor

Leo Fowler - Actor

Frank Fox - Actor

Abbie Francis - Actor

Harold Fraser-Simson - Composer

Lucy Frith - Actor

Jack Gainsford - Actor

Sadie Gale - Performer

George Gardiner - Musical Arranger

Arthur Garner - Lessee

Caswell Garth - Writer

Maisie Gay - Actor

Noel Gay - Composer

George Gee - Actor

Richard Genee - Librettist

Lewis Gensler - Composer

Edward German - Composer

Mabel Gibson - Actor

FitzMaurice Gill - Actor

Paolo Giorza - Music Adaptor

Mrs Gladstone - Actor

Montague Glass - Playwright

Mr Glover - Actor

Philip W Goatcher - Scenic Artist

Kathleen Goodall - Performer

Nat Gould - Author

Mr Goulding - Lighting Designer

John Gourley - Producer

Harry Graham - Lyricist

Miss Graham - Actor

Miss Grainger - Actor

Eve Gray - Actor

Frank W. Green - Scriptwriter

Percy Greenbank - Lyricist

Robert Greene - Playwright

Lucy Greenhill - Actor

Gus Gregory - Actor

Mr H Gribben - Actor

K Griffiths - Actor

Newton Griffiths - Actor

Mrs Grundy - Costume Maker

Ada Guildford - Actor

Alexander Habbe - Scenic Artist

John Thomas Haines - Librettist

Charles Hall - Actor

George Hall - Musical Arranger

Mr Hall - Actor

Mr Hammond - Actor

Otto Harbach - Writer, Lyricist

Gerald Harcourt - Actor

Adele Hardwicke - Dancer

J Harker - Designer

Mr Harker - Actor

Frank Harlowe - Actor

Mr Harood - Actor

William Harrigan - Actor

Thomas Harrison - Playwright

Eveline Harte - Actor

Mrs Harwood - Actor

Charles Hawthorne - Actor

Miss Haygrath - Actor

J E Haynes - Actor

Josephine Head - Dancer

Laura Healy - Actor

Mrs Robert Heir - Actor

Robert Heir - Actor

John Henning - Scenic Artist

A L Henriques - Actor

Pixie Herbert - Actor

Victor Herbert - Composer

Ida Herberts - Actor

May Hesford - Actor

Seymour Hicks - Playwright

E Higgins - Actor

F Higgins - Actor

Harvey Higgins - Playwright

Andrew Higginson - Actor

Charles Higgs - Actor

Thomas Hilhouse Taylor - Playwright

Mrs Walter HIll - Actor

Walter Hill - Actor

Louis A. Hirsch - Composer

Mr Hobbs - Scenic Artist

Leyland Hodgson - Actor

J Hodson - Actor

Miss Hogan - Actor

Mr Holloway - Actor

W J Holloway - Producer

W. E. Holmes - Properties Master

Emily Holroyd - Actor

Clarence Holt - Lessee

Maidie Hope - Actor

Avery Hopwood - Playwright

Mr Horton - Actor

Mary Hotham - Actor

G S Hough - Adaptor

Amy Howard - Actor

Charles Howard - Actor

L Howard - Actor

John Howson - Actor

Professor Hughes - Musical Arranger

Albert Hugo - Dancer

Victor Hugo - Writer

Mr Humphries - Actor

Mary Hungerford - Actor

Shelagh Hunter - Actor

Hugh Huntley - Actor

J P Hydes - Actor

Mrs Hydes - Actor

Henrik Ibsen - Playwright

George Irving - Actor

H. B. Irving - Actor

Frederick Jackson - Playwright

Leopold Jacobson - Librettist

William Jaffray - Adaptor

Mrs Jager - Costume Maker

Harriett Jay - Playwright

George Jennings - Actor

Mrs Jerrams - Costume Maker

Miss Johns - Actor

Mr Johnson - Actor

Alice Jones - Actor

J Wilton Jones - Scriptwriter

Miss Jones - Actor

Mr Jones - Actor

Miss Kaye - Actor

Pat Kendall - Dancer

Terry Kendall - Dancer

Mr Kent - Actor

Evelyn Kerry - Actor

Carl Kiefert - Composer

Juliana King - Actor

Herr Kuster - Musical Arranger

Mr L'Estrange - Actor

Marie La Varre - Actor

Monsieur Laglaisi - Actor

Joseph Lamb - Actor

Mr Lambert - Actor

Benjamin Landeck - Writer

George Lane - Actor

Lena Langridge - Actor

Gwyneth Lascelles - Actor

Robert Lascelles - Dancer

R W Lawrance - Actor

L Lawrence - Actor

Mrs Lawrence - Costume Maker

Thorwald Le Brun - Actor

William H. Leake - Actor

Charles Lecocq - Composer

Ada Lee - Actor

Jennie Lee - Actor

Franz Lehar - Composer

Marston Leigh - Actor

George Leitch - Producer

J M Leonard - Actor

Alfred Leopold - Actor

Blanche Leopold - Dancer, Actor

Harry Leopold - Actor

Lydia Leopold - Actor

Mr H Leopold - Actor, Director

Major Leslie - Actor

Miriam Lester - Actor

Mr Leston - Actor

Miss Levy - Actor

Miriam Lewis - Actor

Mrs G. B. W. Lewis - Actor

Miss Lilly - Actor

William Joseph Lincoln - Playwright

Arthur Lissant - Actor

Mr Lister - Actor

Sally Lloyd - Actor

Charles Lock - Mechanist

Billie Lockwood - Actor

E J Loder - Composer

Thomas Lodge - Playwright

Mr Loman - Actor

Frederick Lonsdale - Playwright

Sheila Lowe - Actor

Mr Lowman - Actor

Stanley Lupino - Writer

Meyer Lutz - Music Adaptor

Kathlene MacDonell - Actor

Frederick Mackay - Actor

Maurice Maeterlinck - Playwright

Miss E Maher - Actor

Isobelle Mahon - Actor

Miss Manley - Actor

E B Manning - Adaptor

Frank Manzie - Mechanist

Victor Mapes - Playwright

Marion Marcus Clarke - Actor

M. Marks - Costume Co-ordinator

Walter Marnock - Actor

Annie Marsh - Actor

Mr J D Marsh - Prompt

S H Marsh - Composer

J. R. Marshall - Actor

Mrs Martin - Actor

G. Massey - Properties Master

Fred Mathews - Scenic Artist

W. Somerset Maugham - Playwright

Marjory Maxwell - Actor

Miss Maynard - Actor

H. N. McFadzean - Actor

Lachlan McGowan - Actor

Mrs McGowan - Actor

Robert McGowan - Actor

Augustin McHugh - Playwright

Neil McKay - Actor

George McKenzie - Actor

Edward McLean - Choreographer

Nora McManus - Actor

Miss Medway - Actor

Hazel Meldrum - Choreographer

Josie Melville - Actor

Clara Merivale - Actor

Paul Merritt - Playwright

Emilie Metcalfe - Actor

W H Metcalfe - Actor

Clyde Meynell - Director

Arthur Miller - Adaptor

Sylvia Miller - Dancer

Jean-Baptiste Moliere - Playwright

Edna Moncrieff - Performer

Mr Monro - Actor

James Montgomery - Playwright

Walter Montgomery - Actor

George Moon - Actor

Mr Moore - Actor

Mr J Morris - Actor

Mr Morton - Actor

Nick Morton - Performer

Miss Mortyn - Actor

Nellie Mortyne - Actor

Albert Moynham - Properties Master

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Composer

Mr Murphy - Actor

Mr Murray - Actor

George Musgrove - Producer

Mr Myers - Actor

C Neild - Scenic Artist

Mdlle Neli - Actor

Alfred Nelson - Actor

Mr Nelson - Actor

Sydney Nelson - Musical Arranger, Composer

Jessamine Newcombe - Actor

Reginald Newson - Actor

Don Nicol - Actor

Otto Nicolai - Composer

Mr Noble - Actor

Florence Norman - Actor

Irene North - Actor

Rita Nugent - Dancer

J. H. Nunn - Actor

Mlle Nye - Actor

Stuart O'Brien - Actor

Molly O'Doherty - Actor

Mr O'Kane - Lighting Designer

Maire O'Neill - Actor

Miss O'Neill - Actor

Norman O'Neill - Composer

James O'Toole - Actor

George Okonkowski - Playwright

Emma Orczy - Playwright

Emmeline Orford - Actor

Hilton Osbourne - Actor

George F Pack - Musical Arranger

Norman Page - Producer

Mr Palmer - Actor

Master Pap - Actor

Ivy Parker - Actor

Louis N Parker - Playwright

R J Parker - Actor

Lizette Parkes - Actor

J G Patten - Actor

Miss Patterson - Actor

Mr Patterson - Actor

Thomas Pavey - Adaptor

Harold Pearce - Actor

Henry Penn - Pianist

Giovanni Peruzzini - Librettist

Miss Petite - Actor

Errica Petrella - Composer

John Phillips - Actor

Mr Phipps - Actor

Mr Pincott - Scenic Artist

Professor Pinkiert - Performer

Mr Pitt - Actor

Harry Plimmer - Actor

Miss Pluche - Actor

Paul Plunket - Actor

Amilcare Ponchielli - Composer

Mr Pond - Actor

Mr Pope - Mechanist

William H. Post - Playwright

Mona Potts - Actor

Norman Priest - Actor

Herr Printz - Musical Arranger

Tom Queen - Producer

Miss Quin - Actor

Anna Maria Quinn - Actor

Claude Rains - Stage Manager

John Ralston - Actor

Mascotte Raltson - Actor

Miss Ray - Actor

Mr Ray - Actor

Mrs Ray - Actor

Willy Redstone - Composer

H. Reichert - Librettist

Miss Reilly - Actor

Roy Rene - Performer

Max Richardson - Properties Master

Carrie Rickards - Comic Singer

Mr A Riddle - Actor

A Roberts - Actor

K Roberts - Actor

Mr Roberts - Actor

Mr Robertson - Actor

Steele Robertson - Adaptor

W. Robins - Musical Arranger

Alfred Robinson - Properties Master

F Cayley Robinson - Designer

Miss Robinson - Actor

Allie Robson - Actor

Hattie Roche - Actor and Singer

Mr Rockley - Actor

Peggy Rockley - Actor

Gordon Rodda - Pianist

Emma Rodgers - Actor

J. Rodgers - Properties Master

Miss Rogers - Actor

Stanley Rogers - Adaptor

Thurza Rogers - Dancer

Miss Rollin - Actor

William Michael Rooke - Composer

Ivan Rosenblum - Musical Arranger

Adrian Ross - Lyricist

Miss Ross - Actor

Gaetano Rossi - Librettist

Edmond Rostand - Playwright

Kate Royal - Actor

Miss Royal - Actor

R. W. Royce - Actor

Paul Rubens - Music and Lyrics, Writer

Patti Russell - Actor

Roy Russell - Actor

Jim Ryan - Actor

Frank Sale - Actor

Mr Salem - Actor

Alfred Scarlett - Actor

Friedrich Schiller - Playwright

Laurence Schwab - Book and Lyrics

C W Scott - Writer

Miss Scott - Actor

Walter Scott - Author

Frank Scrivenor - Playwright

W. H. Seagrave - Actor

Rose Seaton - Actor

C Seward - Actor

Florence Seymour - Actor

Miss Seymour - Actor

Mr Seymour - Actor

A Shave - Administrator

Professor Sheepaston - Lighting Designer

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Playwright

Harry Shine - Producer

Henry Shine - Actor

Alathea Siddons - Actor

S H Sime - Designer

Christie Simonsens - Administrator

George Robert Sims - Playwright

Thomas Skewes - Actor

G H Smith - Business Manager

Gertrude Smith - Actor

James Smith - Playwright

Mrs. Smith - Costume Co-ordinator

Githa Sowerby - Playwright

Eileen Sparks - Actor

Hilda Spong - Actor

H Squires - Actor

Wybert Stamford - Producer

Blanche Stammers - Actor

Kathinka Starace - Actor

W H Stephens - Actor

E Steuart-Welch - Actor

J Stewart - Lessee

Mr Stewart - Actor

Mr K Stewart - Actor

Hugh Steyne - Actor

Roy Steyne - Stage Manager

Arthur Stigant Jnr - Performer

Charles Stone - Actor

Mr Stoneham - Actor

Mrs Stoneham - Actor

Mr Strange - Actor

Oscar Straus - Composer

Johann Strauss - Composer

Carleton Stuart - Actor

Eugène Sue - Writer

Evelyn Sutherland - Playwright

Carrie Swain - Actor-manager

James T Tanner - Writer

Benjamin Tannett - Scenic Artist

P M Tannett - Scenic Artist

Booth Tarkington - Playwright

A H Tasman - Actor

Sheilah Taunton - Choreographer

C H Taylor - Actor

Harry Taylor - Actor

Mattie Taylor - Actor and Singer

Nell Taylor - Performer

Tom Taylor - Playwright

Alfred Telo - Playwright

Daniel Terry - Adaptor

Mrs Thom - Actor

B. Thorn - Actor-manager

Athol Tier - Actor

Madge Titheradge - Actor

Frank Trevor - Actor

Frank Varley - Scenic Artist

Violet Varley - Actor

Madame Velaska - Choreographer

Jules Verne - Author

Isabel Vernon - Actor

Miss Vernon - Actor

Jules Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges - Librettist

M A Victor - Actor

Henry H. Vincent - Producer

Miss Waghorn - Actor

Charles Waldron - Actor

Charles Walenn - Actor

Marie Walker - Actor

Byrl Walkley - Actor

Freddy Wallace - Stage Manager

Lew Wallace - Author

Miss Wallace - Actor

Mr Wallace - Actor

William Vincent Wallace - Composer

Lewis Waller - Actor

Mr Waller - Actor

A Wallis - Actor

L Wallis - Actor

Charles Walsh - Actor

Mr Walter - Mechanist

Mr Wardale-Greenwood - Actor

Master Warde - Actor

Mr Warde - Actor

Donalda Warne - Actor

George Watson - Actor

Miss Watson - Actor

Frank Watts - Lighting Designer

Mr Watts - Scenic Artist

Frank Webster - Actor

Mary Weir - Actor

Pauley Welch - Actor

Sylvia Welling - Actor

Osmund Wenban - Actor

Charles A. Wenham - Director

C Wheeler - Actor

John Whyte - Mechanist

Ivy Williams - Actor

A. M. Willner - Librettist

Cecilia Wilman - Actor

Ruth Wilmot - Actor

Miss Wilson - Actor

Strella Wilson - Actor

Arthur Wimperis - Lyricist

A Wingfield - Actor

H Winning - Administrator

Ellen Wood - Author

Mrs Henry Wood - Playwright

Charles H Workman - Actor

Mr Wright - Actor

Watkin Wynne - Actor

Mr Yeaman - Actor

Charlie Young - Actor

Florence Young - Actor

William Young - Playwright

Miss Younge - Actor

Alice Zavistowski - Actor

Christine Zavistowski - Actor

Thomas Zeplin - Musical Arranger

Mona Zeppel - Actor

Resources
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  • Article:  BURNING OF THE THEATRE ROYAL, MELBOURNE. (1872, March 27)., The Mercury, 27 March 1872, 3
  • Article:  BURNING OF THE THEATRE ROYAL, MELBOURNE. (1872, March 28), The Maitland Mercury, 28 March 1872, 3
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  • Article:  MUSIC IN VICTORIA. (1862, May 17, The Argus, National Library of Australia, 17 May 1862, 7
  • Article:  Recollections of the Theatre Royal, The Argus, 21 March 1872
  • Article:  Ross Thorne, Melbourne’s Lost Theatres, Parts One & Two, Theatre Australia, 2, 10, 12, May 1978, 16-18, 11-13
  • Article:  Ross Thorne, Theatre Royal Melbourne, Companion To Theatre In Australia, 1995, 584
  • Article:  Social and General, The Argus, 4 July 1881, 1
  • Article:  Sporting and Theatrical Notes, The Argus, 21 June 1872, 3
  • Article:  The Death Of A Theatre (1933, November 18). , The Herald, 18 November 1933, 15
  • Article:  THE DRAMA. (1897, July 10)., The Daily Telegraph, 10 July 1897, 4
  • Article:  THE LAW COURTS. (1858, March 4). , The Age, 4 March 1858, 6
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  • Negative:  Negative of the theatre Royal, Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  The Sears Studio, Photograph, Theatre Royal, Melbourne, 1917, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection, 30 August 1917
  • Photograph:  Image of the facade of the Theatre Royal, Melbourne promoting Gladys Moncrieff in Maid of the Mountains, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection, 1921
  • Photograph:  Photocopy of a photograph of the Melbourne Coach Factory (Old Theatre Royal), Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Photograph of a silk programme for Theatre Royal Grand Opening, 1855, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Photograph of a sketch of the New Theatre Royal, Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Photograph of a sketch of the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, 1875, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Photograph of Programme for Theatre Royal, Melbourne, 1872, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Photograph of the Theatre Royal, Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection, 1913
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  • Photograph:  Samuel Calvert, Photograph of newspaper sketch of Hospital Sunday at Melbourne: The Special Service at the Theatre Royal, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Samuel Calvert, Transparency, Theatre Royal, Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
  • Photograph:  Transparency of programme cover for The Merry Widow, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection, 1930
  • Photograph:  Willabraham Frederick Evelyn Liardet, Photograph of illustration of the Theatre Royal, Arts Centre Melbourne, Australian Performing Arts Collection
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  • Review:  "THE COTTON KING" AT THE THEATRE ROYAL. (1898, April 18), The Daily Telegraph, 18 April 1898, 6
  • Review:  "THE MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS." (1921, January 10)., The Argus, 10 January 1921, 2
  • Review:  FOOTLIGHT FLASHES (1898, April 13). , Referee, 13 April 1898, 7
  • Review:  LAST MIGHT'S AMUSEMENTS (1898, April 10)., Sunday Times, 10 April 1898, 2
  • Review:  Theatre and Screen, The Age, 27 September 1933, 9
  • Review:  Theatre Royal - A Sailorʻs Knot, The Age, 23 May 1892, 6
  • Review:  Theatre Royal Opening Night, The Age, 18 July 1855, 4-5
  • Review:  THEATRE ROYAL. (1898, May 1)., Truth, 1 May 1898, 2
  • Review:  THEATRE ROYAL. (1898, May 2)., Evening News, 2 May 1898, 3
  • Review:  THEATRE ROYAL—"THE COTTON KING." (1898, April 11)., Sydney Morning Herald, 11 April 1898, 3
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