The Royal Hall Restoration Trust Harrogate
The Royal Hall Restoration Trust Harrogate



Performers from 1903

Abstract of celebrated artistes who appeared at the Kursaal/Royal Hall, Harrogate selected from the collection of bound day-bills at Harrogate reference library and many other sources.
By Malcolm Neesam and Michael Hine.

Date Artist
1903 27th May Sir Hubert Parry, composer/conductor Opening Concert
1903 13th July Edward German, composer
1903 18th July Mrs. Beerbohm Tree Recitation of “Enoch Arden” with music by Richard Strauss
1903 3rd Aug Paul Cinquevalli – ‘The Incomparable Juggler’
1903 10th Aug Granville Bantock, composer
1903 15th Aug Arthur Roberts, comedian
1903 28th Aug Ferruccio Busoni, pianist
1903 5th Sept George Grossmith, comedian/actor
1903 14th Sept Coleridge Taylor, composer
1903 15th to 17th Sept Arthur Roberts – ‘The Inimitable Comedian’
1904 16th July Sarah Bernhardt, actress In a Special Flying Matinee in ‘La Dame aux Camelias’ (5 Acts)
1904 18th July Joseph Holbrooke, composer
1904 19th July Dan Leno, comedian ‘The Greatest English Comedian – The Kings Jester’
1904 25th July Dan Godfrey, conductor
1904 25th July Mr Bransby Williams. In the Dickens Characters and Imitations of Popular Artistes
1904 8th Aug Coleridge Taylor, composer
1904 8th Aug Leslie Harris – ‘The Popular Entertainer at the Piano’
1904 13th Aug Mrs Patrick Campbell, (actress) assisted by the Honorable and Mr J Clifford.
1904 15th Aug Edward German, composer
1904 29th Aug Miss Ada Reeve – ‘The Celebrated Comedienne’
1904 5th-10th Sept Carl Rosa Opera company, performing Carmen, Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, Tannhauser and Wallace’s “Maritana”
1904 19th Sept All week. The Mysterious Mechanical Man, PHROSO
1904 29th to 31st Dec Sammy Shields – ‘The Great Scotch Comedian and Raconteur’
1905 29th March Sousa and his band of fifty-five players
1905 24th July Dan Godfrey
1905 31st July Sir Charles Villiers Stanford, composer
1905 3rd Aug Harry Randall, comedian
1905 12th Aug R. G. Knowles
1905 14th Aug Marie Hall, violin
1905 22nd Aug George Grossmith
1905 1st Sept Clara Butt and Kennerly Rumford (husband)
1905 8th Sept Lily Langtry in “My Milliner’s Bill”
1905 11th Sept Mischa Elman, violin
1906 27th Aug Lily Langtry, actress
1906 11th Sept Edward German
1907 3rd April Clara Butt, contralto singer
1907 13th April Vladmir de Pachman, pianist
1907 6th Aug Vesta Tilley
1907 16th Aug Wilhelm Backhaus, pianist
1907 28th Aug Edward German
1907 31st Aug Fritz Kreisler, violinist
1907 7th Sept Wilhem Backhaus. pianist
1907 19th Sept Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian
1908 6th-7th January Grand opening performances by the new Kursaal Munograph, latest animated pictures.
1908 15th February John McCormack, tenor
1908 5th March Mark Hambourg, pianist
1908 28th March Madam Ada Crossley, accompanied by Mr. Peter Grainger
1908 27th-29th April Harold Montague, the original jester at the piano.
1908 9th May Leopold Godowsky, pianist
1908 23rd May Ernst von Dohnanyi (appeared as pianist) & composer
1908 28th July Harry Randall, comedian
1908 3rd Aug Vesta Tilley, male impersonator
1908 8th Aug Mishca Elman, violinist
1908 22nd Aug Marie Hall, violinist
1908 3rd Oct Fritz Kreisler
1908 23rd Oct John McCormack
1908 24th Oct Harold Bauer, pianist
1908 8th-9th Nov Charles Coburn, comedian
1909 10th April George Robey, comedian
1909 14th April Clara Butt and Kennerly Rumford
1909 8th May Charles Villers Stanford, Irish composer
1909 24th May Empire Day – showing of new and wonderful film “Invasion”
1909 1st June La Scala Opera Company – “Cavalleria Rusticanna”, & “Faust”
1909 19th June Henry Wood, conductor
1909 3rd Aug Wilkie Bard, comedian
1909 6th Aug Harry Tate & Company in “Motoring”
1909 24th Aug Vesta Tilley
1909 31st Aug John McCormack
1909 4th Aug George Robey
1909 23rd Aug Beecham orchestra – first Harrogate performance of Sir Edward Elgar’s First Symphony and only the second in Yorkshire
1909 14th Oct Paderewski, composor/pianist




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