The Elephant of Siam

Circa: March 1830

There’s been a wide variety of performance on our stage over the years: from acrobats and animals, to opera and ballet. 

This playbill advertising The Elephant of Siam on 12 March 1830 is proof that our star-spangled cast of past performers includes an elephant!

The Committee Minutes from 8 March 1830 show that the back wall of the stage onto the Rackhay had to be removed to fit the elephant through. We wonder where the elephant slept…