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Blanchard's Amphitheatre

Chatham Street, New York, NY
Built
1823
Closed
1832

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
Began as a canvas tent in the Chatham Gardens (right by the Park Theatre) for summer concerts. Then, manager Hippolite Barriere added dramatic works to the bill. But the Park Theatre's manager pressured the authorities to enforce fire laws. Rather than give in, Barriere built a permanent building in 1824. In 1829, James Hackett took over and renamed it the American Opera House, therein changing the policy. In 1830, it offered equestrian shows. It was converted to a chapel (later hotel) in 1832.

LIST OF PRODUCTIONS

  • Chatham Gardens Theatre
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    Named 1823
    Named 1823
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    The Saw Mill
    Nov 29, 1834 - Feb 05, 1835
    Music by Micah Hawkins; Lyrics by Micah Hawkins
    Musical Original Comedy Opera
    Musical Original Comedy Opera