Victorian London - Charities - Theatrical Funds

THEATRICAL FUNDS. The Drurylane Theatrical Fund was established by a David Garrick for the relief and support of aged and decayed persons of the Drury-lane company of players. The applicants for relief must be subscribers to the society, or a the widows and children of subscribers. Office, stage-door Drury-lane Theatre. The Covent-garden Theatrical Fund is similarly constituted. Office,stage-door Covent-garden Theatre. Besides these two societies, there is the General Theatrical Fund Association, established, in 1839, for more general purposes.

Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850