Sans Souci Theatre, Leicester Place, London: perspective of the street showing the theatre and the street sign

RIBApix ref no RIBA96779
Artist/PhotographerHunt, Thomas (1737-1816)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1790
Image Date1790
ViewTopographical
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceVOS/140 f.63 recto top
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: The Sans Souci Theatre was opened in 1796 by Charles Dibdin. He transferred the interiors of his previous theatre of the same name from its location on the Strand to the new site. The building was demolished in 1898. This drawing is from an album of designs and sketches by Hunt, who appears to have been an amateur architect. None of these designs are known to have been executed. The drawings seem to date from the mid-1760s to the mid-1790s.

Subject tags

theatres, concert halls