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National Theatre

Leonard & Church Sts., New York, NY

Built using funds raised by allowing wealthy patrons to purchase theatre boxes. By 1836, the venture seemed a failure and it was sold at auction to C. Mauran (an original backer) and James Wallack (the manager). Wallack's company found enough success that, when it burned down in 1839, it was worth rebuilding. In 1841, when it once again caught fire, it was not rebuilt.

Built: 1833     Demolished: 1841

Theatre Names Named
National Theatre 1839      aka Wallack's National
Italian Opera House 1833     

Productions Production Dates
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Play, Revival
1853 - Closing date unknown
The Naiad Queen
Musical, Original, Ballet,Drama
Original music by Mr. Woolf; Written by William E. Burton
Apr 21, 1841 - May 22, 1841
Play, Original
Sep 04, 1839 - Closing date unknown
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by William Michael Rooke; Libretto by J.T. Haines
Oct 15, 1838 - Jun 28, 1839