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Visit to the Garrick Club

Tuesday 6 February — Book now
10am to 12 noon. A tour of the Garrick Club followed by refreshments.

The Garrick Club, founded in 1831 and relocated to its present premises in 1864, houses the largest and most significant collection of British theatrical works of art. Artists represented in the collection include Johan Zoffany, Thomas Lawrence and John Everett Millais, whilst every British actor of note, from David Garrick to John Gielgud, can be found hanging on the Club walls. The tour will be led by Mrs Frances Hughes, a lecturer in Art and Theatre History, who will point out the highlights from the collection. Coffee/tea and biscuits will then be served in the Morning Room. The tour will end with a visit to the Club’s Theatrical Library, with its rich collection of theatrical books, plays, prints and manuscripts. Meet at the Garrick Club, 15 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9AY. Tube: Leicester Square. There is a small lift (max four persons) to all floors of the Club. However, there are also two short flights of steps to the ground floor from the street. For much of the tour visitors will be standing. £25. Booking required.*

Event code: 1803


Later event: Lecture: The Highland Idyll: Scotland’s sporting paradise and architecture of the Romantic North
Earlier event: Lecture: Mayer Amschel Rothschild and Mentmore Towers

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