Covent Garden Theatre reopening

On 18 September 1809, London’s Theatre Royal, Covent Garden reopened to the public, after having been destroyed by fire. 18 September 1809 also marks the beginning of the Old Price Riots at Covent Garden Theatre, which continued for sixty-seven nights.


Terry F. Robinson, “National Theatre in Transition: The London Patent Theatre Fires of 1808-1809 and the Old Price Riots”

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18 Sep 1809

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