Pop-up Performance

William Kent performance, May Half-term 2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

William Kent performance, May Half-term 2014. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Every Saturday and school holiday, come along to a performance for families in the Museum including interactive gallery plays, music, dance, storytelling and puppetry. Come discover, dance, sing and explore.

All ages welcome.

Weekends

Our weekend performance programme runs every Saturday at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 (average duration 25 minutes). All performances are drop in so you don’t need to book in advance. To see the full programme, view the Family Art Fun Calendar. Performances are for all ages.

Specially invited performers produce a varied programme throughout the year inspired by the V&A collections.

  • The Boy who sat on the Dragon Throne
  • Rock, Pop and Charming
  • African Storytelling
  • Dance around India
  • The Merchant Sailor of Qatar
  • Clara Button’s Magical Journey 
Dance around India, Pop-up Performance @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Dance around India, Pop-up Performance @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Holidays

Our special holidays offer runs during February half-term, Easter, May half-term, October half-term and Christmas. Performances take place during the week and at weekends. Come and step into the world of the V&A’s collections and exhibitions and experience all the wonderful stories the museum has to offer.

Pop-up Performance for Early Years

Early Years performances run on the first Saturday of every month and during most school holidays.

From music and drama workshops to puppetry, dance and storytelling, join in with our performers or just watch as the magic unfolds. These are ideal for families with under 5s but older siblings are welcome too.

Early Years performances are supported by OUTSET Family.

The Boy Who Sat on the Dragon Throne, Pop-up Performance @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The Boy Who Sat on the Dragon Throne, Pop-up Performance @ Victoria and Albert Museum, London

British Sign Language interpreted Pop-up Performances

We offer a number of British Sign Language Interpreted (BSL) interactive Pop-up Performances for families as part of our regular Saturday programme throughout the year. We also have one day during each holiday prorgramme which will be BSL interpreted.

An interpreter from Deaf Umbrella will join our team of performers to enhance the experience for everyone.

Why not make a family day of it and explore the rest of the Museum while you’re here. We have back-packs and trails you can pick up to help you discover all the curious and wonderful things we have at the Museum. There are also dedicated hands-on exhibits in the galleries which you can touch and play with.

We have been working in partnership with the charity SENSE to develop our access offer for families.

For a full listings of when BSL interpreted Pop-up Performances are happening please go to the Family Art Fun Calendar.

BSL interpreted Pop-up Performances for Families are supported by the Lord Leonard and the Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation.

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