OF MANCHESTER THEATRE INTEREST; A George III silver oval theatre ticket
unmarked, circa 1780 Inscribed "THEATRE ROYAL MANCHESTER", the reverse with crested HL monogram, later chain 5 x 3.5cm.
Several theatres have been called Theatre Royal in Manchester, the first was opened on the corner of Spring Gardens and York Street in 1775, the theatre burned down a little after midnight on June 19th, 1789. This was replaced by the New Theatre Royal, changing its name to the New Amphitheatre, then the Queens Theatre, closing in 1869.
There was also the Theatre Royal on Fountain Street, opening in 1807, burning down in 1844.
For more information on Manchester theatres please see "Matthew Lloyd, http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk"