1804-20 Ivory ticket of admission to Astley's Royal Amphitheatre in Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth. The ticket admits two to a box hired in the name of J James and would have been valid for repeat admissions to the circus throughout the season.
The original decorations from the opera The King and the farmer performed by Marie Antoinette and her company! In 1780, The King and the farmer by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was played by Marie Antoinette and her company in the Little Theatre of the Queen at Versailles. The original sets, the scenery of the forest and the rustic decor, have lasted for ages.... More at... a-l-ancien-regime...
Rustic fantasies...The stage set of the forest in the opera Le Roi et le fermier.The Queen’s Theater in Marie-Antoinette’s Estate. In 1780, Le Roi et le fermier by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny was performed by Marie-Antoinette and her troupe at the Queen’s Theatre in Versailles... From...http://a-l-ancien-regime.tumblr.com/post/30797828809/the-stage-set-of-the-forest-in-the-opera-le-roi-et#
Birmingham Theatre, Hotel and Tavern, An engraving of Samuel Wyatt’s classical façade for the Theatre Royal, New Street, Birmingham, from William Hutton’s History of Birmingham. Hutton claimed that Wyatt’s additions in 1780 created “a superb portico…which may cause it to be pronounced “One of the first theatres in Europe” From: An History of Birmingham…Fourth Edition, 1781, p 127)., William Hutton