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.

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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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Interactive Map

Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

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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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