Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

The 19th century was a time of great richness and variety in theatre and performance. Ballet, circus, opera, pantomime and music hall were all hugely popular.

The Medal Cabinet Appeal

We urgently need your help to raise £534,000 to save this rare and remarkable medal cabinet from export. We only have until July 2014 to acquire it and ensure its place in the national collections.

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Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes

Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator, director and animator of the arts. He was perfectly at home in the wave…

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Event - Directors and Directing: History in the Making

Fri 23 January 2015 11:00

FOUR WEEK COURSE: Take an in-depth look at the history and development of directing from the 19th-century to the present day.

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