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Garden Theatre


22 E. 27th St. (Madison Ave), New York, NY
Seats (approximate): 1200

Bandmaster Patrick Gilmore converted an old passenger railroad station into a concert hall, Gilmore's Garden. Later, P.T. Barnum leased it for his circus amusements. In 1880, it was demolished and rebuilt as Madison Square Garden. In 1890, it was again demolished, rebuilt (McKim, Mead, & White, architects), and renamed the Garden Theatre. Finally demolished in 1925 for New York Life Insurance building.

Demolished: 1925   

Theatre Names Named
Garden Theatre 1890     Opened September 27, 1890
Madison Square Garden 1880     
Gilmore's Garden 1870?     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Granny Maumee
Play, Original, All Black Cast
Written by Ridgely Torrence
Apr 05, 1917 - Apr 14, 1917
The Rider of Dreams
Play, Original, All Black Cast
Written by Ridgely Torrence
Apr 05, 1917 - Apr 14, 1917
Simon the Cyrenian
Play, Original, All Black Cast
Written by Ridgely Torrence
Apr 05, 1917 - Apr 14, 1917
The Weavers
Play, Original
Dec 14, 1915 - Feb 1916
When the Young Vine Blooms
Play, Original
Nov 16, 1915 - Dec 1915
The Passing of the Idle Rich
Play, Original
May 01, 1913 - May 1913
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Feb 04, 1913 - Feb 1913
Oedipus Rex
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Sophocles
Feb 03, 1913 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 18, 1912 - Closing date unknown
Camille
Play, Revival, Drama
Apr 24, 1911 - May 1911
The Lily and the Prince
Play, Original
Written by Carina Jordan
Apr 17, 1911 - Apr 1911
The Triumph of an Empress
Play, Original
Written by Theodore Kremer
Mar 20, 1911 - Apr 1911
The Rosary
Play, Original
Written by Edward E. Rose
Oct 24, 1910 - Nov 1910
Little Town of Bethlehem
Play, Original
Written by Katrina Trask
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
She Stoops to Conquer
Play, Revival
Written by Oliver Goldsmith
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
Everyman
Play, Revival
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
The Rivals
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
Dr. Faustus
Play, Original
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
The Palace of Truth
Play, Original
Written by W. S. Gilbert
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
Three Wonder Tales
Play, Original
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
The Tempest
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Revival, Comedy
Jan 17, 1910 - Apr 16, 1910
The Conflict
Play, Original
Mar 29, 1909 - Apr 1909
Meyer & Son
Play, Original, Farce
Written by Thomas Addison
Mar 01, 1909 - Mar 1909
Mary Jane's Pa
Play, Original
Written by Edith Ellis
Feb 08, 1909 - Feb 27, 1909
Lincoln
Play, Revival, History
Written by Benjamin Chapin
Feb 05, 1909 - Feb 1909
Mary Jane's Pa
Play, Original
Written by Edith Ellis
Dec 03, 1908 - Jan 31, 1909
The Devil
Play, Original
Written by Ferenc Molnár
Aug 18, 1908 - Nov 1908
The Luck of MacGregor
Play, Original, Romantic Comedy
Written by Edward Vroom
Apr 20, 1908 - May 1908
Marta of the Lowlands
Play, Original
Written by Angel Guimera
Mar 24, 1908 - Apr 1908
The Village Lawyer
Play, Original
Written by Will M. Cressy
Mar 02, 1908 - Mar 1908
Electra
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Sophocles
Feb 11, 1908 - Feb 1908
The Flower of Yamato
Play, Original
Feb 11, 1908 - Feb 1908
The Rejuvenation of Aunt Mary
Play, Original
Written by Anne Warner
Nov 12, 1907 - Closing date unknown
The Merchant of Venice
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
As You Like It
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Julius Caesar
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Much Ado About Nothing
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Twelfth Night
Play, Revival, Comedy
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Masks and Faces
Play, Revival
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
Everyman
Play, Revival
Written by Peter Dorland
Mar 04, 1907 - Closing date unknown
The Little Michus
Musical, Original, Comedy
Music by Andre Messager; Book by Georges Duval; Lyrics by Percy Greenbank
Jan 31, 1907 - Feb 23, 1907
The Student King
Musical, Original, Operetta, Romance
Dec 25, 1906 - Jan 26, 1907
The New Dominion
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Clay Clement
Nov 05, 1906 - Nov 1906
Sam Houston
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 16, 1906 - Nov 1906
The Stolen Story
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 02, 1906 - Oct 1906
The Galloper
Play, Original, Farce
Jan 22, 1906 - Mar 1906
As Ye Sow
Play, Original, Drama, Melodrama
Dec 25, 1905 - Jan 1906
Richelieu
Play, Revival
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
The Dagger and the Cross
Play, Original
Written by Brownlow Hill
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Othello
Play, Revival, Drama, Tragedy
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
Macbeth
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
King Lear
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Oct 23, 1905 - Closing date unknown
The Bad Samaritan
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Ade
Sep 12, 1905 - Sep 1905
The College Widow
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Ade
Sep 20, 1904 - May 1905
The Secret of Polichinelle
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Pierre Wolff
Feb 15, 1904 - Closing date unknown
Merely Mary Ann
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Israel Zangwill
Dec 28, 1903 - Closing date unknown
Three Little Maids
Musical, Original, Comedy
Nov 16, 1903 - Dec 26, 1903
Ulysses
Play, Original
Written by Stephen Phillips
Sep 14, 1903 - Nov 1903
Everyman
Play, Original
Written by Peter Dorland
Mar 30, 1903 - May 1903
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Mar 23, 1903 - Mar 1903
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Dec 30, 1902 - Jan 1903
The Cardinal
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Louis N. Parker
Dec 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
David Garrick
Play, Revival
Dec 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
The Professor's Love Story
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
Dec 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
The Middleman
Play, Revival
Dec 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
All For Her
Play, Revival
Dec 02, 1902 - Closing date unknown
Among Those Present
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Glen MacDonough
Nov 10, 1902 - Nov 1902
The Joy of Living
Play, Original, Tragedy
Oct 23, 1902 - Nov 1902
The Second Mrs. Tanqueray
Play, Revival
Oct 08, 1902 - Oct 1902
Aunt Jeannie
Play, Original
Written by E. F. Benson
Sep 16, 1902 - Oct 1902
Life
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Anson Pond
Mar 31, 1902 - Apr 1902
Maid Marian
Musical, Original, Opera, Romantic Comedy
Music by Reginald De Koven; Libretto by Harry B. Smith
Jan 27, 1902 - Mar 22, 1902
Alice of Old Vincennes
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Edward E. Rose
Dec 02, 1901 - Jan 1902
If I Were King
Play, Original, Drama
Oct 14, 1901 - Dec 1901
Richard Lovelace
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Laurence Irving
Sep 09, 1901 - Oct 1901
Under Two Flags
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Paul M. Potter
Feb 05, 1901 - Jun 1901
David Garrick
Play, Revival
Dec 31, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Professor's Love Story
Play, Revival
Written by James M. Barrie
Dec 31, 1900 - Closing date unknown
Tom Pinch
Play, Original
Dec 31, 1900 - Closing date unknown
The Middleman
Play, Revival
Dec 31, 1900 - Closing date unknown
L'Aiglon
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Written by Edmond Rostand
Nov 26, 1900 - Dec 1900
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Nov 26, 1900 - Dec 1900
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Edmond Rostand
Nov 26, 1900 - Dec 1900
La Tosca
Play, Original
Written by Victorien Sardou
Nov 26, 1900 - Nov 1900
La Dame aux Camelias
Play, Revival
Nov 26, 1900 - Nov 1900
King Henry V
Play, Revival, History
Oct 03, 1900 - Nov 1900
Hamlet
Play, Revival, Tragedy
Sep 17, 1900 - Oct 1900
Hearts Are Trumps
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Cecil Raleigh
Feb 21, 1900 - May 1900
The Degenerates
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Sydney Grundy
Jan 15, 1900 - Feb 1900
Beau Brummell
Play, Revival
Written by Clyde Fitch
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Revival, Comedy
Written by Edmond Rostand
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
The Devil's Disciple
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
Prince Karl
Play, Revival
Written by A. C. Gunter
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
A Parisian Romance
Play, Revival
Written by Octave Feuillet
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Play, Revival, Drama
Written by T. R. Sullivan
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
The First Violin
Play, Revival
Written by Meridan Phelps
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
Arms and the Man
Play, Revival, Comedy
Nov 20, 1899 - Jan 13, 1900
The Last Chapter
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 06, 1899 - Closing date unknown
Cyrano de Bergerac
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Edmond Rostand
Oct 03, 1898 - Nov 26, 1898
The First Violin
Play, Original, Drama
Apr 25, 1898 - Closing date unknown
The Master
Play, Original, Drama
Written by Stuart Ogilvie
Feb 15, 1898 - Closing date unknown
Indian Summer
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 29, 1897 - Closing date unknown
A Bachelor's Romance
Play, Original
Written by Martha Morton
Sep 20, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Dr. Belgraff
Play, Original
Written by Charles Klein
Apr 19, 1897 - Closing date unknown
The Wife of Scarli
Play, Original
Written by Giuseppe Giacosa
Apr 05, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Heartsease
Play, Original, Drama
Jan 11, 1897 - Closing date unknown
Castle Sombras
Play, Original, Comedy
Dec 16, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Mummy
Play, Original, Farce
Nov 02, 1896 - Closing date unknown
His Absent Boy
Play, Original, Farce
Apr 06, 1896 - Closing date unknown
This Picture and That
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Brander Matthews
Mar 19, 1896 - Mar 19, 1896
A Light From St. Agnes
Play, Original, One Act
Written by Mrs. Fiske
Mar 19, 1896 - Closing date unknown
The Light from St. Agnes
Play, Original
Written by Mrs. Fiske
Mar 19, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Marie Deloche
Play, Original, Drama
Mar 16, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Chimmie Fadden
Play, Original, Melodrama
Jan 13, 1896 - Closing date unknown
Trilby
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Paul M. Potter
Apr 15, 1895 - Closing date unknown
1492
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Carl Pflueger; Book by R. A. Barnet; Lyrics by R. A. Barnet
Aug 27, 1894 - Oct 13, 1894
1492
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Carl Pflueger; Libretto by R. A. Barnet
Feb 05, 1894 - Closing date unknown
Beau Brummell
Play, Original
Written by Clyde Fitch
May 17, 1890 - Closing date unknown