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Olympic Theatre

444 Broadway, New York, NY

Calvin Pollard, architect (modeled after London's Olympic). Built by Willard and Blake, who struggled as managers and eventually handed it over to a series of unsuccessful managers. Finally, actor-manager William Mitchell took over in 1839, offering reduced ticket prices to parodies and comic entertainments. It soon became known as Mitchell's Olympic. After his retirement in 1850, it became a German-language theatre and minstrel hall. In 1852, it was converted into offices. In 1854, it burned down.

Built: 1837     Closed: 1852    Demolished: 1854

Theatre Names Named
Olympic Theatre 1837      aka Mitchell's Olympic Theatre

Productions Production Dates
A Glance at New York In 1848
Play, Original, Sketches
Feb 15, 1848 - May 23, 1848
The Bohea-man's Girl
Musical, Original, Burlesque, One Act
Written by B.A. Baker
Mar 11, 1845 - Apr 25, 1845
Don Caesar de Bazan
Play, Original
Dec 09, 1844 - Closing date unknown
The Cat's in the Larder
Musical, Original, Burlesque,Opera
Dec 23, 1840 - Jan 24, 1841
Buy-It-Dear, 'Tis Made of Cashmere
Musical, Original, Ballet, Burlesque, Opera
Nov 02, 1840 - Dec 05, 1840
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Written by A. Allan
Oct 15, 1840 - Nov 24, 1840
La Musquitoe
Musical, Original, Ballet, Burlesque, Comedy
May 21, 1840 - May 30, 1840
Sam Parr, with His Red Coarse Hair
Musical, Original, Burlesque
1840 - Closing date unknown
Mrs. Normer
Musical, Original, Burlesque
1840 - Closing date unknown
The Strange Gentleman/ The Roof Scrambler
Musical, Original, Ballet, Burlesque, Comedy, Opera
Dec 16, 1839 - May 30, 1840
The Deep, Deep Sea
Musical, Original
Sep 23, 1837 - Sep 23, 1837