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The Theatre Royal was reopened in Bendigo, this time with enough room to seat up to 350 people.

18 July 1854
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Australian National Dictionary Centre, The Gold Rushes and Australian English: a resource for researchers, teachers and students, Australian National University, 2005, http://www.anu.edu.au/andc/res/aus_words/gold/index.php. Details
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BENDIGO. (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) THEATRICALS.—The Theatre Royal has reopened under the management of Mr. Shearcroft. It is not fair as yet to judge of the new management. Messrs Fawcett and Walsh are fitting up the long room of the Criterion into a theatre to be called the Princess’s, and a very handsome little place it will be, capable of containing some 350 persons, with a stage larger than that of the Royal. The Victoria is shut up, and there is to be a bal masque there to-morrow evening. "Ambrose Gwinett" was produced before its close, for the benefit of Mr. Rignold and was well played. Mr. Rignold’s Grayling was a very good performance, and the acting between Miss Herbert as Lucy Freelove and Shearcroft as Ambrose Gwinett was equal, if not superior, to anything we have seen on the Bendigo. Argus,18 July 1854