Argyll Street Institution,
When the season was over and the outdoor entertainments were closed, fashionable society sought other entertainments.
Young records that in 1806, Henry Greville borrowed money from Thomas Coutts to acquire the freehold of the Argyll Rooms in Little Argyll Street and immediately opened "The Fashionable Institution" for evening entertainments.
In the meantime, he changed the name to the Argyll Institution and a license for music and dance was obtained from the Lord Chamberlain. These rooms consisted of a grand salon, richly decorated, a refectory, billiard room, and smaller rooms for cards.
He issued admission tickets for the reopening in 1808.
By 1810 Greville had decided that this address was too small and he took out a lease on the Pantheon.
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