Olympic Theatre444 Broadway, New York, NY
ABOUT THIS THEATRE
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.