Performing Arts

Title

Performing Arts

Subject

Theatre, dance, popular celebrations, performance art, and related matters.

Description

Images and information about theatre, dance, popular celebrations, performance art, and related matters.

Items in the Performing Arts Collection

The late theatre in Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. Destroy'd by Fire in 1820
The first Chestnut Street Theater, built in 1791 and remodeled by Benjamin Latrobe in 1805, stood at the NW corner of 6th and Chestnut Streets. Originally called the New Theatre, it was built for the acting company of Thomas Wignell and Alexander…