Queen's Theatre, Dublin

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Queen's Theatre, Dublin
Adelphi Theatre
Adelphi Theatre Dublin.jpg
Adelphi Theatre (1829–1844)
Address Pearse Street
Dublin 2
Type patent theatre
Opened 1829
Closed 1969
Rebuilt 1909

The Queen's Theatre, Dublin, located in Pearse Street was originally built in 1829 as the Adelphi Theatre.[1] This building was demolished in 1844 and rebuilt. It reopened that same year as the Queens Royal Theatre,[2] the new owner having been granted a Royal Patent to operate as a patent theatre. The theatre quickly became known as simply the Queen's. It was most famous in the 20th century as the home of the Happy Gang, a troupe of comics, singers and musicians including Danny Cummins, Jimmy Harvey, Mick Eustace and Cecil Nash. The regular members of the "gang" took part in sketches as required, but in addition each had to be a solo performer in his own right. The Abbey Theatre took over the building after the Abbey fire of 1951 and remained until 1966. The theatre closed in 1969 and was demolished in 1975.


  1. ^ Finegan, John (1994). "Dublin's Lost Theatres". Dublin Historical Record. 47 (1): 96. 
  2. ^ Kerins, Des. "The Queen's Theatre". arthurlloyd.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 6°15′17″W / 53.344938°N 6.254622°W / 53.344938; -6.254622

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