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Arthur Lloyd begins the year in London

January 4th - Town Hall Middleton, Shorditch, The Canterbury, London Pavilion

Jan 11th - Central, The Canterbury, London Pavilion
Jan 18th - Central, The Canterbury, London Pavilion
February 1st - The Canterbury, London Pavilion, Philharmonic

February 19th - Benefit for Arthur at the Philharmonic

May 17th - Princess's Palace Leeds - 'Arthur Lloyd, actor, vocalist, author, composer
and his grand concert company with Miss King'

May 24th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

June 7th - Birmingham Grand Concert Hall

December - Dan Lowrey's Music Hall, Dublin

By the 1880s, the music hall was at the height of its popularity in England

Royal Arcade, between Old Bond Street and Albemarle Street, opens

Royal Albert Dock opens


Click for a Punch Theatre Review  for May 1881

Arthur Lloyd runs the Shakespeare Music hall Glasgow

26th Nov Concert for Delarue Lloyd at The Queen's Theatre, Dublin

January - Shorditch Theatre, New Victoria Palace, London Pavilion
February - Wilton's, New Victoria Palace, London Pavilion
March 4th - Fred Albert's Benefit
with Leybourne, Vance etc.
March 18th - South London Palace benifit for George Leybourne
May 7th - London Pavilion

June 4th - Brighton Aquarium
July 2nd to 23rd - The Sun Knightsbridge
July 30th - Annual tour begins of the Provinces
Oct 10th to Dec 31st - Arthur buys a Music Hall in Glasgow, The Shakespeare Music Hall, and opens it with his own show

Royal Comedy Theatre Opens

Savoy Theatre Opens

August - Arthur buys Glasgow Music Hall

Royal Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London opens

Leadenhall Market opens

Natural History Museum opens

Leyton Orient football team formed


See Central London Map 1882 - Warning large image

Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

Feb 7th - Arthur Lloyd Files for Bankruptcy

March 14th - Arthur Lloyd Files for Bankruptcy

April 22nd Benefit with Katty King at the Town Hall Shoreditch

Arthur Lloyd writes about meeting the hangman William Marwood

Robert Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's Brother, Dies

Royal Avenue Theatre Charing Cross opens - Later Playhouse

Toole's Theatre, formerly Charing Cross Theatre, opens

Novelty Theatre, Holborn Opens

Royal Strand Theatre Opens

Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand open

Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square burns down

Tottenham Hotspur football team formed


Arthur Lloyd- Unknown tour dates

Small electric power station built at 57 Holborn Viaduct

Royal College of Music established

William Marwood, Hangman, Dies


August Bank Holiday - Arthur Lloyd and Katty King in a tour of the provinces with 'Our Party' begining at the Theatre Royal, Croydon

11th Oct - Arthur and Company perform 'Our Party' in Perth, Scotland

Jan - T. C. King at the Theatre Royal, Coventry

24th Oct - Horatio, Arthur and Katty Benefit at Royalty Theatre Glasgow

The General Theatrical Programme February 1884 Issue

17th April - Empire Theatre Leicester Square opens

George Leybourne dies

Prince Of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, London built

Alhambra Theatre in Leicester Square re-opens after fire destroys it in 1882

A de facto underground 'Circle Line' complete (Inner Circle Railway)

Cable-driven trams introduced on Highgate hill

First public ladies lavatory erected at Oxford Circus

Fabian Society form

Madame Tussaud's Waxworks move to present Marylebone Road location

Theatre Royal, Stratford East, opens

National Agricultural Hall in Hammersmith Road (later Olympia)

Machine gun invented by Maxim in London


Arthur Lloyd - South London Palace
Arthur Lloyd - Performs at Benefit Canterburry Music Hall
March 20th - Benefit for G. W. Moore at the St. James's Hall, London
Otherwise Unknown tour dates

30th Nov - New London Pavilion Music Hall opens in Piccadilly Circus

Marie Lloyd makes first appearence at the Eagle music hall

Will Fyffe, Scottish Character Comedian

Grosvenor Gallery Power Station supplies electricity to area around New Bond Street

Highbury Fields bought by the Metropolitan Board of Works and Islington for public use

Shadwell Fish Market opens

Queen's Park Rangers football team established

Millwall football team established

Steam trams now in operation


May 22nd - Horatio Lloyd's Autobiography is serialised in the Glagow Weekly Herald

Arthur Lloyd begins the year in London

Weeks of Jan 9th, 16th, 23rd - Alhambra, Gatti's, Collins, London Pavilion with Katty King
Weeks of Feb 13th, 20th - Gatti's, London Pavilion
15 Feb - Arthur Lloyd -Week at The London Pavilion

March 13th - London Pavilion, Gatti's, Hungerford

March 20th - London Pavilion, Gatti's, Hungerford
April 3rd - Hungerford, London Pavilion, Gatti's
April 10th Hungerford, London Pavilion
April 17th Hungerford, London Pavilion
May 1st - M'Farlands Aberdeen
May 8th - M'Farlands Aberdeen
May 11th Dundee with Katty King

May 24th - Moss Varieties Edinburgh
June 5th - Scarborough Aquarium 2 weeks then:
Scotia Glasgow 1 week
Folly Manchester 1 week
Pier Pavilion Hastings 1 week
Brighton Aquarium 2 weeks
Yarmouth Aquarium 2 weeks

July 12th - Folly Manchester
July 12th - Pier Pavilion Hastings with Katty King Then onto the Theatre Royal, Eastbourne
June 31st - Aquarium Brighton
Aug 16th - Aquarium Yarmouth
Aug 30th - Bridlington Victoria Hall
Sep 2nd - Westcliff saloon Whitby
Sep 6th -
Wintergardens Morecambe,
Sep 20th - Prince Of Wales Greenwich

October 18th - Aquarium Scarborough with Amy Height on the Bill
Oct 30th - City Hall Glasgow
November 6th - Town Hall Shorditch
November 20th Royal, Holborn
December 11th - London Pavilion, Royal
Christmas at London Pavilion and the Washington

Britannia Music Hall, formerly Rotunda, Southwark, closes

Theatre Royal, Kilburn opens

Lord Salisbury & Randolph Churchill Secure The Support of the Music Hall Stars

National Agricultural Hall in Hammersmith Road becomes 'Olympia'

City of London buys Highgate Wood for public use

Woolwich Arsenal football team established

Putney Bridge opens

Shaftesbury Avenue built


Arthur Lloyd's play Ballyvogan was performed at Newcastle-on-Tyne

May - Theatre Royal, Stratford East
June - Birmingham Grand Concert Hall

July 2nd - Aquarium Brighton

July 9th - Scotia Music Hall Glasgow

July 25th for week - Tyne Theatre Newcastle upon Tyne with Ballyvogan

Aug 1st - Great Yarmouth Aquarium
Aug 13th - Gaiety

Aug 22nd, 23rd - Bath Hall Moffat
Aug 24th, 25th - Oddfellows Hall Keswick
Aug 26th - Mechanics Hall Ambleside
Aug 29th - Circus of Varieties Aberdeen
Sep 5th - City Hall Perth
Sep 10th - Music Hall Burntisland, Gaiety
October 3rd - ballyvogan at the Opera House, Londonderry
12th Nov - City Hall Glasgow
December 31st - Panto Prince of Wales Greenwich written by Athur Lloyd

Terry's Theatre built

Queen Victoria's first Jubilee

'People's Palace' first stage, the Queen's Hall, opens in East End

Earls Court opens at entertainments ground

Charing Cross Road opens

Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, opens after being bought by Metropolitan Board of Works

Kilburn Park opens after being acquired by the City of London


Arthur Lloyd - Mostly unknown tour dates

Feb 3rd - Arthur Lloyd Benefit at the Prince of Wales, Greenwich
April 20th - Theatre Royal Jersey
July 7th - Arthur Lloyd at the Crystal Palace
Dec 1st - Arthur and his wife at the Pier Pavilion, Hastings

Wilton's music hall becomes a mission hall

Theatre Royal, Stockport Built

Second Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square Opens

Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Opens

Lyric Music Hall, Hammersmith Built

Opera House, Workington Opens

Jack the Ripper murders


June 11th - Mechanic's Hall, Hull

Christmas to Feb 11th - Arthur Lloyd and Katty King at the Aquarium, Brighton

Arthur Lloyd - Otherwise Unknown tour dates

Horatio Lloyd, Arthur Lloyd's father, dies

Old Tivoli theatre built by Frank Matcham

The Grand Order of Water Rats Founded

Metropolitan Board of Works replaced by London County Council

Clissold Park, Stoke Newington, opens

Woolwich Ferry starts

White Hart Inn, Borough High Street, a coaching inn, demolished

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