Music Hall

Music Hall
Dan Leno

Music halls can be traced back to the taverns and coffee houses of 18th century London where men met to eat, drink and do business. Performers sang songs whilst the audience ate, drank and joined in the singing. By the 1830s taverns had rooms devoted to musical clubs. They presented Saturday evening Singsongs and Free and Easies. These became so popular that entertainment was put on two or three times a week.

Music Hall: the story of Music Hall, the variety, acts and stars. Interactive site, with many images, links for more explanations and a quiz just for fun.

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