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Venue Type & Location

Exhibition Hall

Site Name: Cosmorama
Location: London
County: London (city-county)
Location Type: Town - in town at determined location


  • Address: 207 & 209 Regent Street. For a current map, Click Here. For an historical map showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here.

  • Performance Space Description: Information about this venue has not yet been compiled; however, some sense of the performance space may be gleaned by following the links at right. In particular:

  • See the 'Bibliographic Sources' link for a provisional list of venue-relevant resources (both primary and secondary). Wherever possible (i.e. when the pertinent text is relatively short and/or easily condensed) this material has been transcribed, and appears beneath the appropriate bibliographic citation.

  • See the 'Events at venue' link for a listing of blackface/minstrelsy-related events that took place in this performance space (with attached bibliographic references).

    Beth Marquis

  • Bibliographic Sources

    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (

      (Under Entertainment & Recreation - Museums, Public Buildings & Galleries - The Cosmorama)

    • London as it is To-day. London: H.G. Clarke & Co., 1851.

      “THE COSMORAMA, 209, Regent Street. This exhibition, established in 1820, presents delineations of the celebrated remains of antiquity, and of the most remarkable cities and edifices in every port of the globe. The subjects are changed every two or three months. Open daily, from ten till six o’clock. Admission one shilling. Catalogue sixpence” (270).
    • Timbs, John. Curiosities of London (1868). London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer, 1868.

      “The COSMORAMA, No. 207-209, Regent-street, originally an exhibition of views of places through large convex lenses, was altered into a Bazaar, subsequently, the Prince of Wales's Bazaar” (41-2).