Theatre & Performance Galleries

 
 
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Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL 
 
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Theatre & Performance GalleriesThe V & A's Theatre and Performance galleries open in March 2009 replacing those at the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, closed since 2007. The galleries hold the UK's national collection of material about live performance since Shakespeare's day. All aspects of theatre are covered including drama, dance, musical theatre, circus, music hall, rock and pop. Items on display include works of art, costumes, ephemera, video recordings, puppets, posters and photographs. Among more than 250 objects in the collection are a 1623 first folio of Shakespeare's plays, the tutu worn by Margot Fonteyn in Swan Lake, and the original artwork of the Rolling Stones lips logo. Through these works the process of performance is examined, from the initial conception, the design and development stages, through to audiences' reactions.

 

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Theatre & Performance Galleries  Diaghilev & Lifar, 1928 ©Theatre Museum  

   
Theatre & Performance Galleries - Diaghilev & Lifar, 1928 ©Theatre Museum

Theatre & Performance Galleries Diaghilev & Lifar, 1928 ©Theatre Museum 

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South Kensington Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Gloucester Road Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
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Victoria Railway Station
 
24 minutes walk
 
 
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Union Car Parks
 
4 minutes walk
 
Q-Park Kingston House
 
6 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 | 7 minutes from Theatre & Performance Galleries
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A History Of Photography
Exhibitions | Until 17th January 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Photographs from the 1840s to the 1970s, featuring Eugene Atget's views of Old Paris and significant images by Henri Cartier-Bresson, ...More

MF Husain: Master Of Modern Indian Painting
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Triptych paintings capturing the vibrant cities, Hindu festivals, iconic figures and significant moments of Indian history and culture....More

Shakespeare: Greatest Living Playwright
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Shakespeare's First Folio acts as a centrepiece for this major installation which will explore the writer's works as inspiration for ...More

The Glamour Of Italian Fashion 1945-2014
Exhibitions | Until 31st October 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

A major show which explores Italy's contribution to the world of fashion, from the end of the Second World War ...More

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Exhibitions | On 29th August 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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Disobedient Objects
Disobedient Objects
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A's Disobedient Objects exhibition showcases items made to play a role in political protest, ranging from Suffragette teapots to ...More

 
V & A Exhibition Road Project
V & A Exhibition Road Project
Exhibitions | Until 1st January 2016 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

A new purpose-built underground gallery, magnificent courtyard space and a new entrance from Exhibition Road on the west side of ...More

 
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Wedding Dresses 1775-2014
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution ...More

 
This Time in History: What Escapes
This Time in History: What Escapes
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2014 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

Each time Edinburgh-based visual artist Rose Frain carries out her site-specific installation piece 'What Escapes' it is different; what binds ...More

 
 
 
 
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