Cabaret & Theatre

Explore the world of French Cabaret and Theatre Posters with Letitia Morris

Cabaret and Theatre Posters hold a special place in Europe, especially France, in the realm of graphic design and cultural history. They provide a fascinating journey through the rich cultural history and artistic expression of the time. 

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Cabaret Posters originated in the late 19th century to advertise performances, often featuring singers, dancers, comedians and other entertainers of the cabarets. Known for their vibrant colours, bold typography and avant-garde design, they are highly sought after by collectors due to their historical significance and artistic merit. 

Quite similarly, Theatre Posters promoted stage productions, from plays and operas to musicals and ballets. While their style varied depending on the trends of the time, they often featured images related to the productions, such as portraits of the leading actors. Bold and expressive fonts were frequently used to convey the energy and excitement of the performances, contributing to the overall visual impact of both Vintage Cabaret Prints and Theatre Prints. They offer a window into the period’s social and artistic milieu, showcasing French culture’s diversity and dynamism.

Like other vintage posters, prominent artists and illustrators were often commissioned to create Cabaret and Theatre Posters. Works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Chéret, and Alphonse Mucha were celebrated for their artistic merit and historical significance. Many vintage posters from this time were created during the Art Nouveau movement. Flowing lines, intricate details and botanical motifs characterised them. 

Shop Vintage Cabaret and Theatre Posters in Australia at Letitia Morris

Whether you’re based in Melbourne, across Australia or the other end of the globe, grabbing a vintage poster from our collection is as easy as ever! If you’re based in Inner Melbourne, you can enjoy free delivery on all our large framed posters. 

Not only do we take pride in our wide and unique collection of vintage posters, but we also applaud ourselves for our focus on quality. All our posters are lined-backed onto high-quality canvas to add to the preservation and conservation of the piece. We have also partnered with the official framers of the National Gallery of Victoria, Fini Frames, to ensure that you can enjoy archival-style framing for your Vintage Theatre and Cabaret Posters

If you’re an art enthusiast based in Melbourne or want to examine the pieces in an intimate and focused setting, contact us to book a private appointment after hours. You are still at the right place if you’re not looking for Cabaret or Travel Posters. Our collection of vintage posters includes Art Deco Posters, Cinema Posters, Campari Posters, Signed Photographs, and more from different historical periods, including the Mid-Century and Le Belle Époque. We even offer gift cards for sale, so if you know an art enthusiast, you can rest assured that they will find something they love at the Letitia Morris Art Gallery!

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