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Show Business in Georgian Britain exhibit to open this autumn at the Foundling Museum

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 18:00

This autumn, the Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain exhibition will be displayed at the Foundling Museum, and will be available for events. Guests will have the chance to discover what it would have been like attending the theatre and concerts during the eighteenth and nineteenth century, and with more than 100 objects on display, they will notice the surprising similarities and differences between theatre and festival-going then and now, including advertising, ticket sales, audience behaviour and dress code.

The Foundling Museum offers a charming historical setting for evening events, and with exclusive use, guests are able to wander around all the remarkable interiors and enjoy the many artistic and antique treasures on display, including temporary exhibitions.

After guests enter the front entrance they’ll be met with the grand staircase featuring works of art from the eighteen century to the present day.

On the first floor the impressive Picture Gallery offers a striking backdrop to astound visitors with its collection of large portraits by eighteenth century artists, including Hogarth, and its tall windows add to the elegant appeal of this space.

The smaller Court Room features rococo plasterwork from the original Hospital Building, a selection of landscape paintings and a prominent marble relief, making it ideal for a more intimate dinner or party, particularly for those looking for a historical atmospheric setting.

The Foundling Museum is tucked away in leafy Bloomsbury on Brunswick Square and is easy to get to, as it’s only a short walk from Kings’ Cross and Euston and it’s just a quick journey via the underground or a cab from both the West End and the City.