Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Duke's Theatre"

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Duke’s Theatre, 48, High Holborn.—A small theatre, rather spoiled in internal effect by an unfortunate decision of the Court of Chancery in the matter of “ancient lights,” a complaint from its neighbours with regard to which has resulted in the ceiling being lowered considerably below the level of the back part of the gallery. It is a comfortable little house, however, and has, in proportion to its size, an unusually roomy stage. It has of late adopted popular prices and a melodramatic style of entertainment. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Route, Holborn; Cab Rank, Opposite Fetter-lane.

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879

see also Holborn Theatre Royal - click here