Theatre Inventory

Circa: July 1829

Managing a theatre was complicated and expensive. Not only did you have to organise performances, you also had to provide costumes and scenery. 

When William Charles Macready and Richard Brunton signed a lease to become managers of the Theatre, they also rented all of the theatre machinery, set pieces, and effects. 

This inventory shows us the furniture and fittings that filled the Theatre in the early 19th-century, including the paraphernalia for scenery of cottages, moonlight and water. Even the wooden balls for the Thunder Run are listed.