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The Collection

The Collection

An immersive theatre experience filled with history and music that will breathe new life into the Wallace Collection and allow you to explore its galleries as you have never seen them before.

Written by Tristan Bernays
Directed by Lucy Jane Atkinson
Co-produced by Via Brooklyn,

Paris, 1825. A frightened little boy is discovered alone and abandoned in a backstreet apartment. By 1890, this same boy will have become one of the world’s most distinguished art collectors and philanthropists: Sir Richard Wallace. Performed by a cast of actor-musicians in the galleries of one of London’s best kept secrets, The Collection is the true rags-to-riches story about the life of one of the Victorian era’s unsung artistic and charitable patrons, who left Britain the gift of one of its greatest artistic treasures: the Wallace Collection.

From the award-winning creative team of Tristan Bernays (Boudica starring Gina McKee at Shakespeare’s Globe) and Lucy Jane Atkinson (A Hundred Words For Snow at The Vaults).

This is a promenade performance limited to 25 people per show, with no seating. Run time approximately one hour.

Via Brooklyn

Presented by the Wallace Collection and Via Brooklyn (The 39 Steps in Southampton, New York; Goyescas in partnership with the Wallace Collection and The Grange Festival in London; and VB Reads: Feast and Fiction, A Play Reading Series, in Southampton, NY.)  


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
16/11/2018 18:30 19:30
16/11/2018 20:15 21:15
17/11/2018 18:30 19:30
17/11/2018 20:15 21:15
18/11/2018 18:30 19:30
18/11/2018 20:15 21:15
19/11/2018 18:30 19:30
19/11/2018 20:15 21:15
23/11/2018 18:30 19:30
23/11/2018 20:15 21:15
25/11/2018 18:30 19:30
25/11/2018 20:15 21:15

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
General Admission £18
Concession (Members, over 60s, students, unwaged) £15
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