Copper plate line engraving from Attree’s ‘Topography of Brighton’, published by Longman, Hurst & Co., London 1809.
This Royal Circus building is described as being on Carlton Place. Today this address is all part of Grand Parade, on the east side of the Level and opposite where North Road joins the Level at Gloucester Place on the west side. But the building is remembered today in Circus Street, which runs behind and parallel to this part of Grand Parade.
The Circus was opened by I. Kendall & Co., in August 1808. The prices for admission were: Boxes 3s 6d. The Pit 2s. The Gallery 1s. In Attree’s guide the width of the frontage is estimated to be ‘about one hundred feet’.