“The Brooklyn Theatre Fire”


A large audience is in the Brooklyn Theatre (to watch a performance of "The Two Orphans"). The scenery catches fire and the crowd panics. The next day the theatre is a charred ruin packed with bodies. A mass funeral is planned

Historical references

  • Dec 5, 1876 - 295 people die in a fire at a Brooklyn theatre


  1. Laws G27, "The Brooklyn Theatre Fire"
  2. Randolph 688, "The Brooklyn Fire" (1 text)
  3. DT 640, BRKLYNFR*
  4. Roud #3258
  5. BI, LG27


Author: P. J. Downey
Earliest date: 1926 (Randolph)
Found in: US(ME,So)