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Programme for the 'Palace Theatre of Varieties' dated September 4 1899. The programme folds into three section. This image shows the back of the program, which depicts a female dancer. The Palace Theatre opened as the Royal English Opera House on 31 January 1891 with Arthur Sullivan's romantic opera, Ivanhoe. Under the management of Richard D'Oyly Carte, the venue aimed to be the home of English opera. It failed to attract sufficient public interest and in 1892 the building was sold. It reopened as a music hall – the Palace Theatre of Varieties a few years after that.
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