Theatre Royal, Cork
|Address||George's Street (now Oliver Plunkett Street)|
|Current use||General Post Office|
|Years active||1760–1840; 1867–75|
In 1875 the theatre was sold to the postal service and Cork's GPO opened on the site in 1877. The last three plays performed were James Sheridan Knowles' Virginius; William Shakespeare's Hamlet; and John Wilson's Belphegor.
An 1867 description from the Illustrated London News:
The theatre is constructed to hold two thousand persons, and is divided into two tiers of boxes, a capacious pit, stalls, private boxes, and a spacious gallery, from which latter “coign of vantage” an excellent view of the stage is afforded, while the tenants of the boxes are screened from the view of the gods – an important consideration in a town where gallery criticism is often extended unceremoniously to the well-dressed class of visitors.
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- "The 'Polopticomorama': Bringing the American Civil War to Life in Irish Theatres, 1863". 9 October 2015.
- McCarthy, Kieran (7 September 2015). "Little Book of Cork". History Press – via Google Books.
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