Every Saturday and school holiday, come along to a performance in the Museum including gallery plays, dance, puppetry and film. There are also special events and Family Days that include performance.
You could combine a performance with a self-guided visit to the Theatre & Performance galleries to see fantastic costumes, masks, puppets, set designs, stage props and more. To see the full performance programme, view the Family Art Fun Calendar.
The Little Lights Theatre Company is the V&A’s own theatre company, producing a programme of Gallery Plays throughout the year that take place in the galleries and reveal the stories behind the objects and displays.
Saturdays 11.00, 13.00 & 15.00 (duration 25 minutes)
See the Family Art Fun Calendar for the upcoming gallery plays.
- The Boy Who Sat on the Dragon Throne (recommended for ages 5+)
Find out about Pu-Yi, the 2 year old emperor who ruled over China from the Forbidden City.
Location: China Gallery
- Puppet on a String (recommended for ages 7+)
Join famous puppeteering families and help make their puppets sing and dance for all to see!
- Royal Mugs to Princely Jugs (recommended for ages 7+)
An interactive show that explores our fascination with collecting all things Royal.
- Squeeze Me In! (recommended for ages 7+)
Discover why it was hard to get dressed in Victorian times.
- True Colours (recommended for ages 7+)
Go on a Technicolour adventure through the history of Hollywood costume.
Performances for Early Years
From puppetry to dance, song and storytelling and special guests, 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!
The first Saturday of every month and during most school holidays.
For times and details of performances, see the Family Art Fun Calendar for the programme.
Early Years performances are supported by Outset Family.
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. You can read about his experiences at the V&A in the Learning Department Blog.