Event Information

Niblo's Garden

Proprietor / Lessee:
William Wheatley

Manager / Director:
William Wheatley

Price: $.75; $1 reserved; .30 family circle

Event Type:
Play With Music

Record Information


Last Updated:
9 August 2012


Advertisement: New York Post, 02 October 1865.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 02 October 1865, 7.

“First appearance since her indisposition of the charming premiere danseuse, Signorina PepitaThe Martinetti Family, 6 in number, will appear. . . . First Night of a New Grand Ballet. . . . Mons. Van Hamme, who will execute the wonderful terpsichorean movement of Three complete evolutions in the air.  Performed by no other artiste.”

Advertisement: New-York Daily Tribune, 02 October 1865.
Advertisement: New-Yorker Staats-Zeitung und Herold, 02 October 1865.
Announcement: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 206.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 207.
Review: New York Clipper, 07 October 1865, 206.

“The Ravels fetch ‘em every time. Such crowds as flock to Niblo’s Garden to see the celebrated troupe of pantomimists now performing there, would secure the election of either of the candidates for Governor, could they be ‘persuaded’ to ‘go in a body’ for one or the other of the gentlemen nominated. A popular politician was heard to say the other night that he would give a ‘cool thousand’ for the privilege of addressing Niblo’s constituency ‘for one night only;’ but Manager Wheatley not being in the political business, declined the offer, preferring to have his patrons amused instead of bored. The Ravels give a big bill this week.”

Review: New York Clipper, 14 October 1865, 214.

“There is no falling off in the attendance at Niblo’s Garden, where the Ravels and other pantomime performers are giving a series of these entertainments which have given this troupe a reputation enjoyed by no other similar organization.  In pantomimic action, in dancing, in rope performances, &c., the Ravel people are certainly immense.  Strangers in this city flock to Niblo’s at a very early hour in the evening to make sure of a seat, and it is quite a sight to witness the rush for the ticket office when the portals are opened.  Manager Wheatley is playing his cards with a great deal of skill, and cannot fail to come out a very heavy winner in the end.”