The original contemporary late night event
An ever-changing, curated programme of live performances, cutting-edge fashion, film, installations, debates, special guests and DJs, with bars, food, and late-night exhibition openings.
Held on the last Friday in every month (except December) from 18.30 - 22.00.
Friday Late is free and drop in. All events are available on a first come, first served basis.
All visitors to Friday Late should use the main entrance on Cromwell Road. Please note that if the event reaches capacity, we will operate on a one-in-one-out basis. If you are a V&A Member, corporate member or hold a ticket to an exhibition please use the Exhibition Road entrance.
Exhibition Tickets are available from the Exhibition Ticket Desks. Tickets are subject to availability, and no booking fee applies. Please note tills close at 20.30.
Friday Late: Journeys from the South
Friday 31 July
18.30 - 22.00From its indigenous materials to its ancestral technologies, we look towards Argentina’s traditional craftsmanship as it continues to influence the country’s contemporary art and design scene. Pay homage to the Argentinian landscape and see a knitted grassland tapestry take over a gallery of the Museum. Hear about how fashion is being used to bring forgotten hand-weaving skills back to life and dress traditional Munachi cult dolls made by Northern Argentinean witchdoctors. Join us for a fiesta as we celebrate the cultural roots and music of this Latin American universe.
All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event.
Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.
Food & Drink
Drinks are available in the Grand Entrance throughout the evening and in the John Madejski Garden (weather permitting).
Food and drinks will be served in the Café until 21.00.
Also On Tonight
All of This Belongs to You
1 April – 19 July 2015.
Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s-1990s
16 February 2015 – 24 May 2015
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
14 March – 2 August 2015.
In partnership with Swarovski
Supported by American Express
With thanks to MAC
Technology Partner Samsung
About Friday Late
Friday Late began in 1999, establishing the much-copied format for London cultural centres' evening events. The programme celebrates all aspects of contemporary visual culture and design in society, bringing audiences face-to-face with both leading and emerging artists and designers. By providing a platform through which to test ideas and challenge convention, Friday Late aims to inspire and provoke, whilst encouraging audiences to interact with the Museum’s collections in new ways.