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Burton's Chambers Street Theatre


Chambers Street (Broadway & Centre), New York, NY

Restaurant fortunes allowed Ferdinand Palmo to realize his dream of bringing Italian opera to New York and he built on the former site of Stoppani's Arcade Baths. Palmo's venture was a failure and, after two years, he returned to his former business. In 1848, actor-manager William E. Burton took over, presenting successful seasons of light comedy until his departure in 1856. The theatre then housed minstrels before being leased to the federal government for use as a court building. Razed in 1876.

Built: 1844    Closed: 1864    Demolished: 1876   

Theatre Names Named
Burton's Chambers Street Theatre 1848     Named for William E. Burton,
Ferdinand Palmo's Opera House 1844     a.ka. Palmo's Opera House
ProductionsProduction Dates
The Romance of a Poor Young Man
Play, Original
Jan 24, 1860 - Mar 1860
The Bohemian Girl
Musical, Revival, Comedy, Opera
Libretto by Alfred Bunn
Oct 06, 1858 - Oct 09, 1858
Monsieur Jacques
Musical, Original, Drama
Music by John Barnett; Written by Morris Barnett
Dec 18, 1854 - Dec 21, 1854
Apollo in New York
Musical, Original, Satire
Written by Dion Boucicault
Dec 11, 1854 - Jan 06, 1855
Shylock
Musical, Original
Written by Francis Talfourd
Oct 29, 1853 - Nov 09, 1853
The Fox Hunt
Play, Original
Written by Dion Boucicault
1853 - Closing date unknown
The Young Actress
Play, Original
Written by Dion Boucicault
1853 - Closing date unknown
The World's Fair
Musical, Original
Feb 15, 1851 - Mar 1851
She's Come! Jenny's Come!
Musical, Original, Extravaganza
Sep 02, 1850 - 1851
King Rene's Daughter
Play, Original
Apr 01, 1850 - Closing date unknown
Dombey and Son
Play, Revival
1850 - Closing date unknown