Every Saturday and school holiday, come along to a performance event in the Museum including drama workshops, interactive gallery plays, music, dance, storytelling, puppetry and film. Performances also run on special events and Family Days.
Performances run every Saturday at 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 (average duration 25 minutes). To see the full performance programme, view the Family Art Fun Calendar.
Pop-up Performance for Early Years
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 and older siblings are welcome too!
Early Years performances run on the first Saturday of every month and during most school holidays.
Early Years performances supported by Outset Family.
The Boy Who Sat on the Dragon Throne
Inspired by objects in the China Gallery - an interactive performance about Pu-Yi, the 2 year old emperor who ruled over China from the Forbidden City.
Tudor Tunes & Tudor Tales
During the Easter holidays 2013 performances were inspired by the Treasures of the Royal Court exhibition. Families listened to original Tudor music and learnt about Tudor instruments in Tudor Tunes and King Henry VIII delighted all ages with the story of his six wives in Tudor Tales.
Pop-up Performance for May Half-Term in 2013 was inspired by the David Bowie is exhibition. Mini Musicians took children and adults on a magical journey, exploring rhythm and song through a multi-sensory music and drama workshop.
Pop-up Performance for all ages (5 yrs +)
Lights Theatre Company (the V&A’s own theatre company) and specially invited performance professionals produce a varied programme of performances throughout the year inspired by the V&A collections.
Curious Crafts and Mythical Models
Step back in time to the days of Queen Victoria when William Morris and his friends were causing a storm in the Art World.
Dragons, Lions and Footballs
From the 3 lions on England’s football Shirt to the dragons of ancient Italian family crests, explore these fascinating coat of arms symbols.
Let’s Get to It
Discover the dazzling delights of Kylie Minogue’s shows and career, from her crazy headdresses to her tiny corsets!
The Puppet Man is coming to Town
The stories of the famous puppeteering families of Victorian times.
Mister Maker at the V&A
The V&A has had the pleasure of welcoming the Cbeebies star Mister Maker to the Museum. For two years, he has performed to hundreds of excited children and adults, showing them how to get drawing and making.
Read about Mister Maker' experiences at the V&A in the News from the Learning Department Blog.