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Audience Collection

Background imageAudience Collection: Vasco da Gama in India

Vasco da Gama in India
Portuguese Colonial History Series - Vasco da Gama has an audience with The King of Calicut (Kozhikode), the Samudiri (Zamorin) in May 1498

Background imageAudience Collection: Irish Dancers

Irish Dancers
A crowd watching girls performing traditional Irish dancing at Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland

Background imageAudience Collection: The Red Moth by William Barribal

The Red Moth by William Barribal
A showgirl in a fabulous stage costume with enormous butterfly wings plays to a theatre audience

Background imageAudience Collection: Peppers Ghost Illusion

Peppers Ghost Illusion
The Peppers Ghost illusion

Background imageAudience Collection: Hollywood Bowl by night, Los Angeles, California, USA

Hollywood Bowl by night, Los Angeles, California, USA. 1930s

Background imageAudience Collection: Science / Gillray Satire

Science / Gillray Satire
New Discoveries in Pneumaticks! A satire on the Royal Institution: Thomas Young experiments on Hippisley, Humphry Davy at the bellows, Rumford by the door

Background imageAudience Collection: Richard II interrupting a tournament

Richard II interrupting a tournament
Richard II stopping a tournament between Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk, and Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford -- a scene which comes at the beginning of Shakespeares play

Background imageAudience Collection: Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)

Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡rd Laplau (1938-2009)
Circus scene. Illustration by G鲡 rd Laplau (1938-2009). Naive art. Painting

Background imageAudience Collection: Teatro San Carlo - Naples, Italy

Teatro San Carlo - Naples, Italy Date: circa 1903

Background imageAudience Collection: Hogarth / Audience Laughs

Hogarth / Audience Laughs
The Laughing Audience

Background imageAudience Collection: Old Time Music Hall Show

Old Time Music Hall Show
The cast of the Old Time Music Hall show from the City Varieties in Leeds take a bow; the audience, dressed in Victorian and Edwardian costume, are part of the show Date: 1960s

Background imageAudience Collection: National Sporting Club

National Sporting Club
An impression of a Monday evening at the National Sporting Club, the home of the " noble art". Fair-haired fly weight is Dick Inkles.Key to people in audience, p.78 of

Background imageAudience Collection: Jenny Lind / 1850 Print

Jenny Lind / 1850 Print
JENNY LIND Swedish soprano, known as The Swedish Nightingale and The Queen of Song, depicted exchanging her notes for gold

Background imageAudience Collection: Village Cricket Match

Village Cricket Match
An enthusiastic crowd gather to watch a cricket match on the village green, Bearstead, Kent, England

Background imageAudience Collection: Archbishop Manning on Clerkenwell Green, London, 1872

Archbishop Manning on Clerkenwell Green, London, 1872
Engraving showing Archbishop Manning administering the pledge, before a large audience on Clerkenwell Green, London, 1872

Background imageAudience Collection: The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman

The Voice that filled the Albert Hall by H. M. Bateman
Illustration by H. M. Bateman showing a buxom, matronly singer hitting a high note in the Albert Hall. Her voice is so loud (or bad)

Background imageAudience Collection: Theatregoing / Globe / C16Th

Theatregoing / Globe / C16Th
The Wooden O : Shakespeares summer theatre. Outside the first of the Globe theatres; the audience arriving at the playhouse

Background imageAudience Collection: The couple who caught their last train 1926

The couple who caught their last train 1926
Couple arriving late to the theatre, much to the annoyance of the seated audience. Date: 1926

Background imageAudience Collection: Magician performing the cup and balls trick

Magician performing the cup and balls trick
Undated illustration, coloured, of a magician performing the cup and balls trick to a gathered audience, entitled " Tableaux de Paris: L Escamoteur, sur le boulevard

Background imageAudience Collection: Social / Chat Noir 1908

Social / Chat Noir 1908
The audience at the Chat Noir cabaret in Montmartre, Paris

Background imageAudience Collection: Rome / Colosseum 1827

Rome / Colosseum 1827
The four-storey structure had a moveable canopy, a safety net to protect the audience, a network of underground tunnels, and floors that could flood for mock sea battles!

Background imageAudience Collection: Clog Dance / Toaduff

Clog Dance / Toaduff
CLOG DANCING / ENGLISH STEP DANCE An audience watch a demonstration by Jackie Toaduff, at the York Summer Festival

Background imageAudience Collection: Aeolian Hall, New York

Aeolian Hall, New York
Theatre, Aeolian Hall. Stage of Aeolian Hall; two men and a woman on stage, no audience

Background imageAudience Collection: The William Morris Clarion van

The William Morris Clarion van
A man stands on a Clarion van under a banner reading Socialism talking to a crowd of people congregated around him. One holds a bicycle and other bicycles are visible by the van

Background imageAudience Collection: William Morris / Meeting

William Morris / Meeting
WILLIAM MORRIS Socialist meeting at Kelmscott House, home of the English writer, artist and socialist Date: 1834 - 1896

Background imageAudience Collection: Audience of Darius I. Persian art

Audience of Darius I. Persian art
DARIUS I the Great (550 BC-486BC). Persian Emperor (522-486 BC) of the Achaemenid dynasty. Representation of the king on his throne during hearing with officers Medes. Treasury Hall of the palace

Background imageAudience Collection: A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania

A Concert behind the Lines by Fortunino Matania
Somewhere in France - a concert behind the lines. A concert troupe or divisional entertainment company often made up of a mix of professional and amateur actors

Background imageAudience Collection: Brian Jacks

Brian Jacks
World Champion for the arm dips, Brian Jacks gives a demonstration. Jacks was a British judoka who won Britains first medal at a world championship, taking a bronze in Salt Lake City in 1967

Background imageAudience Collection: Olympics / 1912 / Fencing

Olympics / 1912 / Fencing
Fencing final between Belgium (Anspach) and Great Britain (Seligman)

Background imageAudience Collection: Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman

Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman
Late arrivals at the theatre annoy everyone by laughing at the show and blocking the view of those who took their seats in good time in the process! Date: 1924

Background imageAudience Collection: King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou

King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, 23 April 1445. The mad king was 24 and the queen 15

Background imageAudience Collection: John Wesley, Methodist preacher, in action

John Wesley, Methodist preacher, in action out of doors at a market cross. Date: 18th century

Background imageAudience Collection: The New Standard Theatre, 1845

The New Standard Theatre, 1845
The New Standard Theatre in Shoreditch, London, showing an equestrian spectacle taking place on stage in 1845, the year that the theatre first opened

Background imageAudience Collection: Puppet show seen from inside the box

Puppet show seen from inside the box
Au Bon Marche - puppet show seen from inside the box - a man with two glove puppets. (1 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageAudience Collection: String quartet, 1872

String quartet, 1872
Mr.L.Ries, Madame Norman-Neruda, Herr Straus and Signore Piatti performing at one of the Monday popular concerts at St Jamess Hall. Date: 1872

Background imageAudience Collection: Michael Faraday Lecturing at the Royal Institution, London

Michael Faraday Lecturing at the Royal Institution, London
Engraving showing Professor Michael Faraday (1791-1867) lecturing at the Royal Institution, to an audience including Prince Albert and two of his sons, 1856. Date: 16 February 1856

Background imageAudience Collection: The Farce by William Barribal

The Farce by William Barribal
A young red-headed woman seated in a box at the theatre, feigns interest in what her older male companion has to say while secretly enjoying a kiss on the hand from a young, handsome beau. Date: 1917

Background imageAudience Collection: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall interior, 1849

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall interior, 1849
The interior of the then-new Liverpool Philharmonic Concert Hall, at the time of the Liverpool Music Festival, 1849. The building was eventually replaced in 1939 after its predecessor burnt down in

Background imageAudience Collection: Winston Churchill watching 47th Division at Lille, France

Winston Churchill watching 47th Division at Lille, France
Winston Churchill as a War Office minister, sitting with others on a grandstand at Lille, France, watching the march past of the 47th (2nd London)

Background imageAudience Collection: Beggars Opera / Hogarth

Beggars Opera / Hogarth
a burlesqued version of John Gays opera: several of the characters are wearing animal heads Date: 18th century

Background imageAudience Collection: At the theatre / Ally Sloper

At the theatre / Ally Sloper
Ally Sloper visits his daughter behind the scenes at the theatre, although he oughtn t be standing there on stage right in front of the audience just as the curtain is rising

Background imageAudience Collection: Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London

Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London
The Latest Fashion : " Pour Passer le Temps." Tango teas at the Queens Theatre, London (on Shaftesbury Avenue), where the stalls have been removed and replaced by tables

Background imageAudience Collection: 17th Century Theatre

17th Century Theatre
The structure of a later 17th century theatre; the audience sitting just below the proscenium at least are under cover

Background imageAudience Collection: Indoor filming

Indoor filming
Televising a Spanish scene at the Crystal Palace, filmed on cine-film at the studios of the Baird Television Company. On the 2nd February 1935 the Baird system transmitted indoor

Background imageAudience Collection: Jullien / Cruikshank / 1852

Jullien / Cruikshank / 1852
LOUIS-ANTOINE JULLIEN Satire on the popularity of the French musician and the concerts which he conducted in Britain from 1840 to 1859

Background imageAudience Collection: Punch & Judy (Crane)

Punch & Judy (Crane)
Punch and Judy show entertains small audience

Background imageAudience Collection: Game / Children Acting

Game / Children Acting
A little girl stands on a stool and reads from a script, while her friends and their toys form the audience

Background imageAudience Collection: Akbar the Great receives a deputation of Jesuits

Akbar the Great receives a deputation of Jesuits
Akbar the Great (1542-1605), third Mughal Emperor of India, receives a deputation of Jesuits



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