National Theatre (Washington, D.C.)
The National Theatre is located in Washington, D.C. and is a venue for a variety of live stage productions with seating for 1,676. Despite its name, it is not a government funded national theater, but operated by a private, non-profit organization. It opened in 1835.
Located three blocks from The White House, the theatre has entertained every man who has been U.S. President since Andrew Jackson.
Magical acts that have performed at the National Theatre:
- 1853 - Novelty acts appeared including a troupe of Chinese magicians, the Ravels with their aerial acrobatics and Professor Anderson, "The Great Wizard of the North", who lectured on witchcraft, demonology, and spiritualism.
- 1872 July 1 through July 7 - DAVIES AND SARGENT – Starring E.D. Davies, a ventriloquist and Sargent, a magician.
- 1878 November 11 through November 16 - Robert Heller, MAGICIAN, MUSICIAN AND WIT
- 1881 November 7 through November 12 - Herrmann
- 1883 April 25 through April 30 - Herrmann
- 1886 October 11 through October 16 - Herrmann, assisted by Mme. Herrmann.
- 1887 May 9 through May 21 Kellar
- 1888 January 16 through January 21 - Herrmann
- 1888 April 9 through April 14 - Kellar
- 1889 February 4 through February 9 - Herrmann assisted by Mme. Herrmann and d'Alvani.
- 1890 November 25 through November 30 - Herrmann
- 1891 September 14 through September 19 - Herrmann
- 1892 April 4 through April 9 - Herrmann
- 1893 April 3 through April 8 - Herrmann
- 1895 December 16 through December 21 - THE PRINCE OF MAGICIANS, a magic show by Starring Frederick Bancroft, with Katherine Gyle
- 1913 May 12 through May 18 - THE ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF 1912 – featuring Ching Ling Foo
- 1946 August 26 through August 31 - Blackstone 32nd anniversary tour.
- 1975 May 6 through June 1 - THE MAGIC SHOW by Doug Henning
- 1989 June 1 through July 8 - PENN AND TELLER
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