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Calendar of Performances

Performances at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, between 1852 and 1879

Click on the links below to see full details of each season


Lessee E. T. Smith

1852 to 1853

1853 to 1854

1854 to 1855

1855 to 1856

1856 to 1857

1857 to 1858

1858 to 1859

1859 to 1860

1860 to 1861

1861 to 1862


Lessee Edmund Falconer

1862 to 1863

1863 to 1864

1864 to 1865

1865 to 1866


Lessee F. B. Chatterton

1866 to 1867

1867 to 1868

1868 to 1869

1869 to 1870

1870 to 1871

1871 to 1872

1872 to 1873

1873 to 1874

1874 to 1875

1875 to 1876

1876 to 1877

1877 to 1878

1878 to 1879


Sources: The principal sources used in the construction of this database are: the run of The Times which forms part of the collection of The London Library; The Era, accessed in the Westminster Reference Library and the Garrick Club; the Drury Lane boxes of the Victoria and Albert Museum Theatre and Performance Collection. Thanks are due to the librarians and staff of these institutions for their help. Details of plays and their authors have been taken from A History of the English Drama 1660 – 1900 (1952 - 1959) by Allardyce Nicoll, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  

This page supported by a grant from the Society for Theatre Research