Rehearsal Club (London)

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The Rehearsal Club was a London club providing support to actresses, ballet dancers and music hall chorus girls. The club provided a space to rest, read, eat and socialize between morning and evening performances.[1] It was founded in 1892 by the Rev. John Fenwick Kitto, vicar of St Martin in the Fields,[2] with the support of Prince Christian, who became the club's President.[3] It seems to have been based at different times at 29 Leicester Square[2] and at Cranbourne Street.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tracy C. Davis, Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture, Routledge, 2002, p.64
  2. ^ a b Gordon, Peter; Doughan, David (2001). "Rehearsal Club". Dictionary of British Women's Organisations, 1825-1960. London & Portland, Or.: Woburn Press. p. 122. ISBN 0-7130-0223-9. 
  3. ^ John Kelly & Ronald Schuchard, eds., The Collected Letters of W.B. Yeats: 1905-1907, p.366