17th April 1865
Royal Amphitheatre opens in Gloucester Street
The Royal Amphitheatre was built as a replacement for the Theatre Royal, which had burned down two years earlier. Owner Henry Cornwall could not have known at the time, but this new one would suffer a similar fate in 1899. By then, it had been sold to Wybert Rousby and its name changed back to Theatre Royal, later becoming the Theatre Royal and Opera House.
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