Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

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.

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.

More

Shop online

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…

Buy now

Event - CreateTour: Theatre & Performance Galleries

Fri 18 April 2014 20:00

FREE TOUR: Join Members of Createvoice, the V&A's youth collectives to find out more about the galleries that inspire them.

Book online