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Olympic Theatre


622 Broadway, New York, NY

After actress/manager Laura Keene lost her lease on the Metropolitan (Tripler Hall), she moved her "Varieties" show here. After she left, the theatre was renamed the Olympic and was managed by a number of actresses, including Mrs. John Wood (c. 1866). It was torn down in 1880.

Built: 1856    Closed: 1880    Demolished: 1880   

Theatre Names Named
Olympic Theatre 1863     
Laura Keene's Theatre 1856     
ProductionsProduction Dates
Assommoir
Play, Original
Apr 30, 1879 - Closing date unknown
L'Assommoir
Play, Original
Written by Augustin Daly
Apr 30, 1879 - Closing date unknown
Bluebeard
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Written by Henry B. Farnie
Dec 06, 1872 - Dec 07, 1872
Kenilworth
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Michael Connolly; Written by H.S. Murdoch
Nov 29, 1872 - Dec 05, 1872
Humpty Dumpty
Special, Revival, Ballet, Pantomime
Music by Mon. F. Strebinger; Written by George L. Fox
Aug 31, 1871 - Jun 11, 1872
Horizon
Play, Original
Written by Augustin Daly
Mar 21, 1871 - May 21, 1871
Richelieu of the Period!
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Feb 06, 1871 - Mar 18, 1871
Wee Willie Winkie
Musical, Original, Pantomime
Music by Mon. F. Strebinger; Written by George L. Fox
Oct 05, 1870 - Feb 04, 1871
Little Faust!
Musical, Original, Opera
Music by Herve
Aug 22, 1870 - Oct 01, 1870
The Daughter of the Regiment
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Jun 13, 1870 - Jun 18, 1870
The Fair One With Blonde Wig
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
May 16, 1870 - Jun 11, 1870
Macbeth
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Music by Matthew Locke
Apr 18, 1870 - May 07, 1870
Hamlet
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Feb 14, 1870 - Apr 16, 1870
The Serious Family
Play, Original
Jan 31, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Spitfire
Play, Original
Jan 31, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Paul Pry
Play, Original
Jan 17, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Robert Macaire
Play, Original
Jan 17, 1870 - Closing date unknown
The Writing on the Wall
Play, Original, Comedy
Jan 03, 1870 - Closing date unknown
Under the Gaslight
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Augustin Daly
Dec 06, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Darius Dutton
Play, Original
Nov 29, 1869 - Closing date unknown
The Lottery Ticket
Play, Original, Comedy
Nov 20, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Poor Humanity
Play, Original
Written by F. W. Robinson
Nov 08, 1869 - Closing date unknown
A Bull in a China Shop
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by Charles Mathews
Nov 08, 1869 - Closing date unknown
The Streets of New York, or Poverty is No Crime
Play, Revival, Melodrama
Written by Dion Boucicault
Oct 04, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Play, Revival, Play with music
Sep 06, 1869 - Closing date unknown
Hiccory Diccory Dock
Musical, Original, Pantomime
Written by George L. Fox
May 18, 1869 - Sep 04, 1869
Humpty Dumpty
Special, Original, Ballet, Pantomime
Music by Anthony Reiff; Written by G. L. Fox
Mar 10, 1868 - May 15, 1869
Columbus Reconstructed
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Written by John Brougham
Jul 22, 1867 - Aug 03, 1867
The Blind Man's Daughter
Musical, Original, Drama
Feb 01, 1867 - Feb 01, 1867
The Rose of Castile
Musical, Revival, Opera
Jan 28, 1867 - Jan 31, 1867
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Jan 21, 1867 - Feb 02, 1867
The Doctor of Alcantara
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by Julius Eichberg; Libretto by Benjamin E. Woolf
Jan 19, 1867 - Feb 02, 1867
Fra Diavolo
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by Daniel Auber; Original French Libretto by Eugene Scribe
Jan 16, 1867 - Jan 25, 1867
Maritana
Musical, Revival, Opera
Jan 15, 1867 - Jan 30, 1867
Rip Van Winkle
Play, Revival
Written by Dion Boucicault
Sep 03, 1866 - Closing date unknown
Po-Ca-Hon-Tas
Musical, Revival
Music by James Gaspard Maeder; Written by John Brougham
Jun 18, 1866 - Aug 11, 1866
Cinderella e la Comare
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Music by Thomas Baker
Feb 26, 1866 - Mar 31, 1866
The Rose of Castile
Musical, Revival, Opera
Nov 02, 1864 - Closing date unknown
The Rose of Castile
Musical, Original, Opera
Jul 27, 1864 - Jul 30, 1864
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Jul 18, 1864 - Jul 26, 1864
Mazulm
Musical, Revival, Ballet, Pantomime
Jul 11, 1864 - Aug 06, 1864
Fra Diavolo
Musical, Revival, Opera
Music by Daniel Auber; Original French Libretto by Eugene Scribe
Jul 11, 1864 - Jul 16, 1864
Maritana
Musical, Revival, Opera
Jul 04, 1864 - Jul 09, 1864
Aladdin
Musical, Revival
Music by Thomas Baker
Jun 02, 1864 - Jul 02, 1864
Loyalina
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Music by Thomas Baker
Apr 11, 1864 - Apr 30, 1864
Ill Treated Il Trovadatore!
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Written by Henry J. Byron
Feb 08, 1864 - Feb 13, 1864
Mazeppa
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Thomas Baker; Burlesque by Henry J. Byron
Jan 18, 1864 - Feb 06, 1864
Po-Ca-Hon-Tas
Musical, Revival
Written by John Brougham
Oct 19, 1863 - Oct 31, 1863
Brother and Sister
Musical, Revival, Burlesque
Music by Henry Bishop; Libretto by William Dimond
Oct 08, 1863 - Oct 17, 1863
The King of Coney Island
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Jun 30, 1857 - Jun 31, 1857
Olympiana
Musical, Original
Music by Anthony Reiff; Written by Charles Gayler
Jun 13, 1857 - Aug 05, 1857
Laura Keene's Theatre
Tib
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Music by Thomas Baker
May 04, 1863 - May 05, 1863
The Fair One with the Golden Locks
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Feb 09, 1863 - Mar 14, 1863
The Loan of a Lover
Musical, Revival, Comedy
Jan 30, 1863 - Closing date unknown
Jenny Lind
Musical, Revival, Farce
Jan 05, 1863 - Jan 10, 1863
The Invincibles
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Comedy
Jan 05, 1863 - Jan 10, 1863
Blondette
Musical, Original, Spectacle
Nov 25, 1862 - Jan 03, 1863
The Pet of the Petticoats
Musical, Original, Comedy, Operetta
Jul 14, 1862 - Aug 15, 1862
The Seven Sisters
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Music by Thomas Baker
Sep 23, 1861 - Dec 21, 1861
The Seven Sisters
Musical, Original, Burlesque
New music by Thomas Baker; Written by Robert Jones
Nov 26, 1860 - Aug 10, 1861
Jenny Lind
Musical, Original, Farce
Jun 04, 1860 - Jun 30, 1860
The Tycoon
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Music by Thomas Baker
Jun 02, 1860 - Jul 21, 1860
The Invisible Prince
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
May 16, 1860 - Jun 02, 1860
The Colleen Bawn
Play, Original, Melodrama
Written by Dion Boucicault
Mar 29, 1860 - Closing date unknown
The Invisible Prince
Musical, Revival, Extravaganza
Jul 11, 1859 - Jul 13, 1859
Massaniello
Musical, Original, Burlesque
Jun 27, 1859 - Jul 09, 1859
Cinderella
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
1859 - Closing date unknown
Our American Cousin
Play, Original
Written by Tom Taylor
Oct 18, 1858 - Closing date unknown
Louis XI
Play, Original
Written by H. R. Maxwell
Sep 07, 1858 - Closing date unknown
The Lyons Mail
Play, Original
Feb 06, 1858 - Closing date unknown
The Heir-at-Law
Play, Original, Comedy
Written by George Colman
Sep 1857 - Closing date unknown
Variety
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
May 11, 1857 - Jun 27, 1857
The Elves
Musical, Original
Music by Thomas Baker
Mar 16, 1857 - May 06, 1857
Young Baccus
Musical, Original, Burlesque, Extravaganza
Music by Thomas Baker
Jan 05, 1857 - Jan 28, 1857