Victorian London - Entertainment and Recreation - Theatre - Theatres and Venues - Opera Comique

Opera Comique, 299 Strand.

Routledge's Popular Guide to London, [c.1873]

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Opera Comique, 299, Strand—A roomy and handsome theatre, built end to end with the Globe, their stages being separated by a party-wall only. It is of a construction not usual in England, the stalls and dress-circle being about on a level, so that while the former are rather contracted, the latter enjoys unusual advantages in the way of seeing and hearing. After various vicissitudes, the theatre appears to have settled down into the specialty for which, from its name, it would appear to have been originally intended; the performances, however, being not French, but English. NEAREST Railway Station, Temple; Omnibus Route, Strand. 

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