Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Ballet dates back to the royal courts of 17th-century Europe. Styles of choreography have changed radically over the years, through the Romantic, Classical and 20th-century ballet periods. The V&A holds a large collection of ballet-related items in its Theatre & Performance collections including set designs, costumes, production photographs and orchestral scores.

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Discover the many treasures in the beautiful V&A galleries, find out where events are happening in the Museum or just check the location of the café, shops, lifts or toilets. Simple to use, the V&A interactive map works on all screen sizes, from your tablet or smartphone to your desktop at home.

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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 - Pop-up Performance - Christmas & New Year

Sat 27 December 2014–Sun 04 January 2015

FAMILY EVENT: Discover the enchanting world of The Nutcracker ballet with dance performances and interactive workshops.

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