Room 104: Designing Theatre

Designing, room 104b

Stage models, sketches and paintings explain the role of the designer and their processes.  On show are one of the earliest surviving set models from 1793 for a production of 'The Wonders of Derbyshire' by landscape painter Philip James de Loutherbourg.  Other highlights include models by some of the most internationally acclaimed set designers of the 20th and 21st centuries including Edward Gordon Craig, Alison Chitty and Ralph Koltai, and designs for ballets at Sadler's Wells by British painters John Piper and Edward Burra.

Room 104b is on Level 3 of the V&A South Kensington.

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Strawberry Thief Free iPad Game

Strawberry Thief by BAFTA award winning games designer Sophia George is a playful celebration of the work of Victorian designer William Morris. Uncover the famous Arts and Crafts design by drawing on your screen with your finger and watch your iPad transform from blank paper to an animated masterpiece.

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Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution & Design (Paperback)

The two decades between 1913 and 1933 saw an unprecedented boom in Russian theatre culture, ignited by the avant-garde movement sweeping through the a…

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Event - Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015

Sat 11 July 2015–Sun 03 January 2016

DISPLAY: This display will reveal the diversity of performance design over the last four years and feature work that defines the edges of this global art-form. It will include designs across disciplines – from opera, dance, theatre, to pop music– and across contexts and platforms.

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