Hyde Park Corner

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Venue Type & Location


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


  • Address: South East Corner of Hyde Park. For a current map, Click Here. For an historical map showing the venue (in addition to the one excerpted at right), Click Here.

  • Alternate Names: Many events listed as taking place here seem to have been housed in an exhibition hall also known as the Chinese Collection.

  • 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

  • Troupes at Hyde Park Corner

    Troupe Troupe Type # of events
    Cumming's African Exhibition Exhibition 2

    Events at Hyde Park Corner

    Event Date Venue Location Troupe
    Exhibition 19 May 1851 - 24 May 1851 London, London (city-county) Cumming's African Exhibition
    Exhibition 26 May 1851 - 31 May 1851 London, London (city-county) Cumming's African Exhibition

    Bibliographic Sources

    • Dictionary of Victorian London Online. 07/27/2008 (http://www.victorianlondon.org/)

      (Under Entertainment - Museums, Public Buildings, etc. - The Chinese Collection - Chinese Exhibition)

    • Walford, Edward. Old and New London Vol. 4 (1878). Reproduced at British History Online. 03/21/2008 (http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=342)