Venue Theatre Royal (1833-1838)
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Other Names Levey's Theatre Royal 1833-38
Royal Assembly Rooms (1829-1832)
Saloon of the Royal Hotel (1832-1833)
Address George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia
First Date 5 October 1833
Last Date 18 March 1840
Notes The first continuously licensed permanent theatre in Australia. Built by Barnett Levey in 1829 behind the Royal Hotel the venue was not licenced until 1832. While being fitted out Levey used a Saloon of the Hotel for first performances. Closed September 1838 and destroyed by fire 1840.
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Latitude | Longitude -33.369765 | 151.206770
Events

Barnett Levey [sole entrepreneur]

Barnett Levey and Joseph Simmons [partnership]

Joseph Wyatt [sole entrepreneur]

Joseph Simmons and William Knight [partnership]

Mrs Sarah Levey [sole entrepreneur]

Six Lessees [partnership] with Joseph Simmons Manager

Mr Conrad Knowles - Actor, Director, Artistic Supervisor, Speaker, Actor and Singer

John Buckstone - Playwright

Mr Dudderidge - Scenic Artist, Actor

Edward Fitzball - Playwright

Thomas John Dibdin - Playwright

Mr Fitchett - Mechanist, Scenic Artist, Actor

Mr Daniel Grove - Actor, Actor and Singer

Mr Aldred - Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Maker

Mr Allen - Properties Master / Mistress

George Almar - Playwright

Mr William Cavendish - Stage Director, Stage Manager

Mr Clarke - Mechanist

Mr John Edwards - Conductor

Douglas Jerrold - Playwright

William Thomas Moncrieff - Playwright, Adaptor

William Shakespeare - Playwright

Mr George Sippe - Orchestral Leader

Mr Barnett Levey - Lessee, Entrepreneur, Actor-manager

Mrs Love - Actor

George Colman (the younger) - Playwright, Scriptwriter

Thomas Morton - Playwright

Mr Vale - Actor

author unknown - Playwright

Richard Brinsley Peake - Playwright

Mr George Buckingham - Actor

Mrs Dawes - Actor

Charles Isaac Mungo Dibdin - Playwright

Mr James Dyball - Actor

Mrs Mary Ann Larra - Actor

Samuel Beazley, Jnr - Playwright, Librettist

Mr Edward Dight - Actor

James Robinson Planche - Playwright

Isaac Pocock - Playwright

Charles Selby - Playwright

Mr Frederick White - Dancer, Actor

William Barrymore - Playwright

Isaac Bickerstaffe - Playwright, Adaptor

Mrs Coveney - Actor

William Dimond - Playwright, Adaptor

Mrs Elizabeth Inchbald - Playwright, Adaptor

Mr Johnson - Actor

James Kenney - Playwright

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Playwright

John O'Keeffe - Playwright, Librettist

John Howard Payne - Playwright

Mr Peat - Actor and Singer, Actor

John Poole - Playwright

Richard Brinsley Sheridan - Translator, Playwright

August von Kotzebue - Author, Playwright

Mrs Marian Chester - Actor and Singer, Actor

Mrs Downes - Actor, Actor and Singer

John Thomas Haines - Playwright

Mr Charles Harpur - Actor

Mr Arthur Hill - Actor

Prince Hoare - Playwright

Theodore Edward Hook - Playwright

George Macfarren - Playwright, Librettist

Henry M. Milner - Playwright

Mr Palmer - Actor

Mr Joseph Simmons - Actor, Actor and Singer

George Soane - Playwright, Librettist

Charles A. Somerset - Playwright

Thomas Wilks - Playwright

Miss Eliza Winstanley - Actor

John Till Allingham - Playwright

J. H. Amherst - Playwright

William Bayle Bernard - Playwright

Henry Bishop - Composer

Rev. Mr. Blair - Actor

Caroline Boaden - Playwright

Mrs Cordelia Cameron - Actor

Andrew Leonard Voullaire Campbell - Playwright

Susanna Centlivre - Playwright

Andrew Cherry - Playwright

Thomas Cooke - Musical Arranger

Frederick Fox Cooper - Adaptor, Playwright

Mr Croft - Actor

Charles Alexander Dibdin - Playwright, Music and Lyrics

David Garrick - Playwright

Thomas Holcroft - Playwright

Master Jones - Actor

John Kerr - Playwright

Mrs Frances Mackay - Actor

Arthur Murphy - Playwright

Richard John Raymond - Playwright

Mrs Maria Taylor - Actor

Gilbert Abbott A'Beckett - Playwright

Henry Robert Addison - Playwright

Samuel Arnold - Composer

Samuel James Arnold - Playwright

Daniel Auber - Composer

Richard Ayton - Playwright

William Barnes Rhodes - Playwright

Charles Zachary Barnett - Playwright

Frances Brooke - Librettist

Mrs Brown - Actor

Edward Bulwer-Lytton - Author

Richard Butler - Playwright

Mr Samson Cameron - Actor-manager

Henry Carey - Playwright

James Cartwright Cross - Playwright

Colley Cibber - Adaptor

Mrs Anne Clarke - Actor

James Cobb - Playwright

William Collier - Playwright

Mr Collins - Actor

Mrs Elizabeth Cooper - Playwright

Samuel Davey - Playwright

Miss Ellen Douglass - Actor

Maurice G. Dowling - Playwright

Pierce Egan - Author

John Farrell - Playwright

John Faucit - Playwright

John Fawcett - Playwright

Mr Fenton - Actor

Henry Fielding - Playwright

Samuel Foote - Playwright

Franz Carl Hiemer - Librettist

Aaron Hill - Adaptor

John Home - Playwright

Victor Hugo - Playwright

Isaac Jackman - Playwright

Mr Jacobs - Actor

Mrs Harriett Jones - Actor and Singer

Mr Jordan - Actor

Charles Kemble - Playwright

Marie-Therese Kemble - Playwright

Thomas Knight - Playwright

James Sheridan Knowles - Playwright

Micheal Rophino Lacy - Scriptwriter

Rachel Lazar - Dancer

Mr Thomas Lewis - Actor

George Lillo - Playwright

Barham Livius - Librettist, Composer

- Lloyd - Playwright

E J Loder - Composer

Joseph Lunn - Playwright

Mr Mackey - Actor

Mr Angus Mackie - Actor

William Macready - Playwright

Philip Massinger - Playwright

Charles Maturin - Author

Mr John Meredith - Actor

John G Millingen - Playwright

Jean-Baptiste Moliere - Playwright

Edward Moore - Playwright

John Maddison Morton - Playwright

William Henry Murray - Playwright

Isaac Nathan - Composer

P. P. O'Callaghan - Playwright

Thomas Otway - Playwright

Walley Chamberlaine Oulton - Playwright

W. H. Oxberry - Playwright

John Oxenford - Librettist

Thomas Parry - Playwright

Mr Partridge - Actor

Samson Penley - Playwright

William Reeve - Composer

Francis Reynolds - Playwright

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Frederick Reynolds - Playwright

George Herbert Rodwell - Playwright

Nicholas Rowe - Playwright

Richard Ryan - Playwright

Jane M. Scott - Playwright

Walter Scott - Playwright

Augustin Eugene Scribe - Librettist

Charles Shannon - Playwright

Thomas Sheridan - Playwright

William Shield - Composer

Mr George Simes - Actor

Thomas Simes - Actor and Singer

Mrs Simms - Actor

Mr Albert Spencer - Actor

Mr Taylor - Actor

Thomas Proclus Taylor - Playwright

Daniel Terry - Playwright

Benjamin Thompson - Translator

C. Pelham Thompson - Playwright

James Thomson - Playwright

John Tobin - Playwright

Rev. James Townley - Playwright

Joaquin Telesforo de Trueba y Cosio - Playwright

Francois Voltaire - Playwright

Carl Maria von Weber - Composer

Charles Edward Walker - Playwright

Mr Warne - Actor

Benjamin Nottingham Webster - Playwright

B. West - Adaptor

Charles Molloy Westmacott - Playwright

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Venue Identifier 4553