Gaiety Theatre

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Gaiety Theatre is a name given to a number of theatres in the late 18th and early 20th centuries across the globe, also in South Africa.

See also Gaiety Company

South African Gaiety theatres

The Gaiety Theatre, Johannesburg

A small music hall theatre in Kort Street, Johannesbrug, opened by Harry Stodel in 1895. Run on the old “Chairman” Music Hall lines, selling beer, whiskey etc on the premises, entrance 1 shilling. The acts were “local but first class”. Round about 1898 he took over Luscombe Searelle’s Music Hall, and apparently closed the Gaiety.


See Fletcher, 1994; Kaplan and Robertson, 1991, Stodel, 1962

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See also Music hall, Gaiety Theatre of Varieties, Oudtshoorn

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