Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 August 2012

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

02 Oct 1865, Evening
03 Oct 1865, Evening
04 Oct 1865, Evening
05 Oct 1865, Evening
06 Oct 1865, Evening
07 Oct 1865, Matinee
07 Oct 1865, Evening

Program Details

Performers and/or Works Performed


Announcement: New York Clipper, 30 September 1865, 198.

Tony Pastor, at present traveling with his combination company, re-appears at his Opera House in Oct.”

Advertisement: New York Herald, 02 October 1865.
Announcement: New York Herald, 02 October 1865.

“The patrons of Bowery amusements have little time for sentiment, but just enough time for fun and that relief from the exacting obligations of everyday life which an establishment like that of Tony Pastor’s affords them.  Variety, above all things, is a necessity with this class.  They must have histrionic art, and music, and the ballet combined, in order to spend an evening profitably, for they have neither the leisure nor the means to enjoy them in any other way.  It is by this combination that the Opera House of Tony Pastor has attained its great success. . . . The Bowery Opera House is rapidly becoming the select resort of the East end theatre goers.”

Announcement: New York Herald, 06 October 1865.

“Tony Pastor's Opera House.—This is the place for fun and entertainment. It is located in the Bowery and is crammed every night. The programme nightly given is replete with good things, and the interest of the performance is enhanced by the presence in the corps of a number of talented and pretty young ladies. The Fowler Sisters and Misses Jennie and Hattie Engel are very attractive stars in their several spheres. Tony’s company throughout is a capital one. Being a practical and experienced performer himself, he knows how a thing should be done, and spares neither trouble nor greenbacks in doing it. [His company] has a galaxy of talent which enraptures the Bowery girls and boys. Tony Pastor’s Opera House is one of the features of the city.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 206.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 207.
Review: New York Clipper, 14 October 1865, 214.

The Fowler Sisters retired on Oct. 7th. “The place is doing tolerably well.”