The History of Leith

June 21, 2008

Theatre Royals, Shakespeare Square and Broughton Street, Edinburgh, Scotland

There have been five Theatre Royals in Edinburgh but the first and historically most important was The Theatre Royal in Shakespeare Square, at the east end of Princes’ Street, (Shown right) which opened on 9 December 1769. The Theatre was substantially altered in 1830 but it was to close only 30 years later when it was demolished to make way for a Post Office in 1859 – M.L. for more click here

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