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Vauxhall Garden Theatre

Bowery and Broadway, New York, NY
Built
1826
Demolished
1855

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

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Description
Located in the Vauxhall pleasure garden on land owned by John Jacob Astor. In the summer of 1838, a saloon was built to present comic operas to a fashionable audience. Later managers added other entertainments to the bill. By the 1850s, the once-fashionable retreat area had come to house a rowdy Bowery crowd and the saloon (among other buildings) was demolished in 1855.