In the Ring - 250 years of Circus design

Circus Champs Elysées, Paris, about 1850


Print showing the Circus Champs lyses, Paris, about 1850
by C. Mottram after a drawing by Eugene Lami
Theatre Museum, Antony Hippisley Coxe Collection
Copyright: V&A Images

The nineteenth century was a golden age for circus building and the most accomplished and definitive architectural structure opened in 1841 at the Cirque des Champs-Elysées in Paris.

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