Open daily 10.00 to 17.45 Admission free Menu

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 & September) 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. 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.

All events are free and places are designated on a first come, first served basis, unless stated otherwise. Please note, if the Museum reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

Filming and photography will take place at this event. 


Friday Late: Spoon, Knife, Fork

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

Shoes: Pleasure and Pain
Until 31 January 2016
Sponsored by Clarks
Supported by Agent Provocateur; with additional thanks to The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers

Julia Margaret Cameron

Until 21 February 2016
Supported by The Bernard Lee Schwartz Foundation
This donation was made possible by the American Friends of the V&A

Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection

Until 28 March 2016
Sponsored by Wartski

Coming Up

V&A presents Friday Late
Radio V&A
Friday 26th February

Broadcast live at the museum, February’s Friday Late presents to you Radio V&A. Come and hear broadcasters, djs, producers and radio art activists take over the museum airwaves as we investigate the history and culture of radio. From a vital mode of communication to a bite size podcast, explore this iconic medium and expect oral histories, radical programming and sonic installations.

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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.

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