London, Haymarket, King's Theatre and Opera House
John Dubourg was the owner of a wax works and mechanical museum at Great Windmill Street on the site of what had once been tennis courts and then in the 1820's was used as a circus.
He used his building for an exhibition room for his mechanical wax works and his 'Grand Centrifugal Railway'. The premises were often referred to as 'Dubourg's Theatre of Arts' but in 1846, when he presented a programme of tableaux vivants representing historical scenes, he called the building 'The Ancient Hall of Rome'.
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