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Little is known about the Gaiety Theatre in Danville, Virginia. It was a low-end vaudeville house with only about 200 seats at most. It had a short life. Best estimates are at about 3-4 years. The theatre was long and narrow. The building only measures about 20 ft wide and about 160 ft. long. The basment brick walls still show small signs of where the floor slanted. The stage was very small as well 15 ft. wide and probably 25-30 ft. deep. The best anyone can do is guess.
The theatre space is now part of a furniture store called the Atrium Furniture. The building also once held Advanced Auto Parts. There are remnants of the old canal systems at the rear of the building and that dates to 1820. The Gaiety Theatre was probably a first attempt by a local to start his own theatre business or architectural firm, but like I said at best anything is a guess.
If anyone has any information or pictures on the Gaiety Theatre in Danville, Virginia please let me know or post them here.
Also if anyone as any photos or additional information please forward them to the Downtown Director, Liz Sater. Visit the website, www.downtown-danville.com, for her contact information. Also you may contact the Director of Community Development, Anne Moore, at the City of Danville website, www.danville-va.gov
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