Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 19th century was a time of great richness and variety in theatre and performance. Ballet, circus, opera, pantomime and music hall were all hugely popular.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.

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Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays (Hardback)

Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays (Hardback)

Published in collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Musuem, Played in Britain: Modern Theatre in 100 Plays explores the best and most influentia…

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Event - Gallery Talk: Man on Rope

Thu 04 June 2015 13:00–14:00

GALLERY TALK: On 30th June 1859 Jean François Gravelet (1824-1897) known as Blondin became the first man to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.

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