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Theatre and Performance

Theatre & Performance

The Theatre and Performance collection was founded in the 1920s when a private collector, Gabrielle Enthoven, donated her extensive collection of theatrical designs, memorabilia, books and photographs to the Museum. Since then the collection has continued to grow and has provided a home for many other significant objects and archives. All areas of the live performing arts are represented in the collections, documenting both current practice and the history of the performing arts in the UK.

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David Bowie Is (Deluxe Hardback)

David Bowie Is (Deluxe Hardback)

David Bowie is a pioneering artist and performer whose career has spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He has sold over 140 …

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Animation: Cinderella's Shoes

This beautiful animation explores the well-loved story of Cinderella as it has been told across the globe for Centuries.

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

Wed 02 December 2015 13:00–13:45

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Kate Bailey, Senior Curator, Theatre and Performance, takes us behind the scenes of the Make: Believe display to reveal more about the designs exhibited from opera to pop, theatre to stadiums.

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