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Tremont Theatre Collection

 Collection — Container: MS Th. 4
Call Number: MS Th. 4

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence written by actors, actresses, and musicians seeking and accepting engagements, financial records, and legal documents.


  • 1839-1843


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection may be subject to copyright restrictions. The Boston Public Library does not hold copyright on the material in this collection. Researchers are responsible for identifying and contacting the persons or organizations that hold copyright.

When reproducing material from this collection please include the credit line "Courtesy of the Trustees of the Boston Public Library/ Rare Books."

Biographical or Historical Information

The Tremont Theatre, located on Tremont Street in Boston, Massachusetts, was designed by Isaiah Rogers (1800-1869) in the Greek Revival style. Financed by a group of wealthy residents, it opened on September 24, 1827 and was the second playhouse in the city after the Federal Street Theatre.  Among the people who appeared at there were Charlotte Cushman and Charles Dickens; however, it was never very profitable and closed in 1843. The building was purchased in December 1843 by the Free Church Baptists and was renamed the Tremont Temple.


157.00 Items

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Related Materials

Boston Theatre and Opera House (Washington Street) Collection, MS Th. 2

Boston Theatre (Federal Street) Records, MS Th. 1

National Theatre Collection, MS Th. 11

Processing Information

Finding aid written by Rare Books and Manuscripts Department staff.


Tremont Theatre Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2013-01: Updated by Kimberly Reynolds, January 2013.

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