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First constructed in the 1854 as the home of the scientific institute, the Royal Panopticon of Science and Art, the building was later closed down due to a lack of funds. The Alhambra was then purchased by circus proprietor E.T. Smith, who briefly used it as a circus before finally converting it to a music hall in 1860.
By 1868, the Alhambra was bought and refurbished by Maxwell Roth, leader of the gang known as the Blighters, who maintained it as a base of operations while funding public performances as part of his regular facade. Following a severed alliance with Jacob Frye, Roth staged a dramatic performance at the theatre dedicated to the Assassin. Titled Corvus the Trickster, the show featured a number of dangerous stunts that culminated in Roth setting the theatre ablaze, before he was eventually assassinated by Jacob.