Sydney News: First Performance Theatre Royal

26th December 1832

While Allan Cunningham was living in London, Sydney was growing fast. On this day, 26th December 1832, Australia’s first professional theatrical performance is staged at the Theatre Royal, Sydney, organised by Jewish entrepreneur Barnett Levey. ((Library of New South Wales Members’ Magazine
Summer 2014 “On this Day” p9)) ((Dictionary of Sydney – Barnett Levey’s Theatre Royal))