Apart from programmes there are many other forms of ephemera that can all contribute to a better understanding of the social and economic dimensions of musical performance. In some cases - as with eighteenth and early 19th century tickets of the type shown here - they can include striking designs.
The ticket had a counterfoil (signed by George Smart to validate it), designed to be detached so that the patron could retain the engraved design, while still gaining admittance. For a larger version, click on the image.
Ticket with engraved design
New Musical Fund
King's Theatre, Haymarket, London, 19 February 1809
Engraved by L. Legoux