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.


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. Pop-up Performance for all ages.

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

Music Hall Marvels

Rock, Pop and Charming

African Storytelling

Dance around India

The Merchant Sailor of Qatar


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.

Visit What's On to find out which Drop-in Design activity is coming soon.

A gift in your will

You may not have thought of including a gift to a museum in your will, but the V&A is a charity and legacies form an important source of funding for our work. It is not just the great collectors and the wealthy who leave legacies to the V&A. Legacies of all sizes, large and small, make a real difference to what we can do and your support can help ensure that future generations enjoy the V&A as much as you have.


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Event - Theatre and Performance Galleries Tour

Wed 01 January 2014–Wed 31 December 2014

TOUR: Take a guided tour of the V&A's exciting theatre and performance collections, including rock & pop posters, theatre and ballet costumes, puppets, stage sets and more! See new costumes from the Lion King now on display.

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