The Victoria Palace building itself has existed since the mid-19th century, but the statue of Anna Pavlova, the great Russian ballerina, has only been decorating its dome since the early 20th century. Alfred Butt, the creator of Victoria Palace, who was absolutely fascinated by Pavlova, decided to make the prima a symbol of the theatre. It is said that the ballerina herself did not take kindly to the idea of "heading" the London theater: superstitions had an effect. Therefore, entering the building, she tried never to look at its top.
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