Item No: pdcc00128
Title: Inside View of the New Theatre, Philadelphia
Historic Street Address:
6th & Chestnut Street
Print and Picture Collection
Also known as the Chestnut Street Theater, the New Theater opened in 1794 and was soon considered the most elegant theatre in the country. It burnt down in 1820.
This view of the auditorium showes the seating arrangement, proscenium and stage complete with scenery and backdrop for a production.
A917.481 P536 v.2
Lewis, J. (James) (Engraver) - Artist
Ralph, William - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler